Objectives and Results
The aim of the project is to develop a high-performance hybrid storage device, the so-called "power cap", which combines the strengths of capacitors and lithium-ion batteries: power caps combine the fast charging time of a capacitor (within seconds) and the long cycle life (> 100,000 cycles) with the storage capacity of a battery.
They can be used in all fields of activity where uneven load peaks have to be covered or fast charging times are required. These include, for example, recuperation brakes in vehicles for recovering braking energy.
Contents and Approach
The KIT is developing prototypical energy storage modules for selected applications as part of the project. For this purpose, a semi-automated, robot-supported welding system for connecting and interconnecting individual cells to form a complete module will be set up. In addition to a cost-optimized module housing design, KIT is also developing an appropriate cooling concept and a battery management system (BMS) for the prototypes.
25 Mio. €