Project update: intelligent lead battery management systems supporting renewable energy
Pioneering project designed to improve grid energy storage performance by optimising electronic control.
A project developed by the Consortium for Battery Innovation is set to improve the cycle life of lead batteries for utility and renewable energy storage applications through controlled overcharging and the development of new battery management systems.
Working with Electric Applications Incorporated, the project aims to increase operational life of batteries by developing novel charging algorithms applicable to different types of lead batteries. The first phase of work has focused on adapting a controlled overcharge approach to several types of lead batteries acquired from commercial sources. These batteries have been combined into representative strings, mimicking the conformations present in large energy storage system (ESS) products with testing currently underway.
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Originally published by Consortium for Battery Innovation.