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Flagship of the funding initiative

Batteries in the distribution grid

The projects range from batteries connected to photovoltaic systems in households to electricity storage facilities capable of storing megawatts of power which can be used by energy supply companies. Key research topics include electrical or electrochemical systems for storing electrical energy, such as batteries, redox flow or double-layer capacitors, and mechanical storage systems, such as compressed air storage, pumped storage power plants or flywheels. Other projects being funded include new storage concepts and research into connecting decentralized storage systems.

Electrical Storage

Electrical Storage | BMBF
Power-to-Storage 3.5.2017

MeMO - a novel high-temperature battery

Forschungszentrum Jülich is developing a novel kind ot high-temperature battery. In this Power-to-Storage / Storage-to-Power concept, surplus electrical energy is stored by reduction of a metal oxide and regained by oxidation of the metal. The stacks have been operated for more than 200 redox cycles successfully. ... more

Electrical Storage | BMBF
Redox-flow batteries 7.7.2016

3D electrodes for more power and longer shelf-life

In FLOW 3D researchers created porous carbon structure, which represent a completely new class of materials. This should lead to an improvement of power density and stability for both redox flow cells and other electrochemical systems. ... more

Electrical Storage | BMBF
Capacitors 10.12.2014

From power grid to fundamental research


the ENREKON project, which stands for the “Development of resource-efficient

condensers for short-term energy storage”, researchers are synthesising ionic

liquids and transition metal oxides. Following this, a physical and structural analysis will be performed. Important capacitor-specific characteristics will be determined with dielectric spectroscopy over a wide temperature- and frequency range. ... more

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System concept 27.2.2015

Store PV-electricity economical

To use electricity generated by photovoltaic systems efficiently, an intelligent management of storage, on site consumption and feeding to the grid is necessary. Sunways, Akasol and Fraunhofer ISE partnered in order to develop such highly efficient PV-battery-system with intelligent communication and control. ... more

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Grids 18.10.2016

Grid stabilization using battery power plants

How can a battery storage system be further developed to form a plant for balancing power production? This is the question that the researchers are investigating in the SDL-Batt project. Here they are testing various system services and evaluating them in economic terms, whereby the research is focusing on the operating data, energy balancing and the simulation of different methods. ... more

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Charging process 6.7.2016

Charging batteries more quickly

How can the capacity of electrochemical storage systems be increased while shortening the charging time at the same time? Using acoustic surface waves, researchers achieved this with lead-sulphuric acid batteries. ... more

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High-energy cathodes 18.10.2016

New Materials for lithium ion batteries

A research group working in the project KaLiPat to make materials for high-energy cathodes of lithium ion batteries more durable and cheaper. The project focus is the synthesis, modification and characterization of the materials. ... more

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Electrochemical Storage 6.2.2015

Innovative Supercapacitors

Supercapacitors are becoming one of the most important electrochemical storage devoces. The IES project aim to develop innovatice supercapacitors having high energy and containing new and safe components, able to work in a broad range of temperatures. ... more

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Stationary Energy Storage Systems 3.9.2015

Zinc-air batteries for the grid

Until now, zinc-air batteries have mostly been used as small disposable batteries, for example for hearing aids. The electrochemical reaction of zinc with atmospheric oxygen offers, however, considerable potential for building rechargeable storage systems with a high energy density for large energy volumes. Until now it has not been possible to implement it technically. In the “ZnPLUS” project, scientists want to utilise new concepts and components to develop an economic zinc-air energy storage system in the megawatt range. ... more

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Analysis 24.9.2015

Storages in grid-connected PV systems

Photovoltaik storages can specifically relieve the grids and reduce the net expansion to a necessary measure. Which use PV storages have, depends on the operating method of the storage and the grid. First results gives the analysis "PV Benefit". .

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Supported by: The Federal Government on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag


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