Energy Storage Systems

Since utilization of renewable energy is developing rapidly, there is an increasing demand for electric energy storage systems.

Prototype kinetic energy storage

Depending on the exact task, these storage systems have to fulfill different requirements regarding the storage system itself (e.g. high capacity, high power or long lifetime), its operating characteristics (e.g. high dynamics, low losses) as well as the economics. The appropriate development and the efficient operation of energy storage systems is a complex and interdisciplinary task.

We focus on an integral approach to develop, operate and assess energy storage systems, abstracting it as a mechatronic system. Thus, we adapt mechatronic methods and analogies for energy storage systems to reach new innovative approaches.

Our research focuses on three interrelated fields: