The state of Arizona in the United States has launched a research project aimed at balancing the current between the storage batteries that provide power for wind and solar systems.
The 18-month study was sponsored by the Arizona-based Electric Application Corporation (EAI). The research project is one of a series of innovative projects supported by the Global Battery Innovation Alliance (CBI) this year.
This research will conduct an in-depth study on how to balance the current between a large string of batteries, thereby improving the cycle life of the battery, that is, the ability of the battery to continue working when it is not fully charged.
Improved cycle life will also help reduce the overall cost of energy storage systems and reduce the need to replace batteries, which is a key consideration for utilities and renewable energy suppliers. Don Karner, president of EAI, said: “We have seen a huge increase in the demand for energy storage batteries for storing renewable energy. The low cost and high safety of batteries make batteries an ideal choice for many applications.”
“Our goal is to help extend the cycle life of these battery systems by tightly managing battery cascade charging and discharging.” These are new battery management systems designed specifically for batteries designed for renewable energy systems. “Dr. Alistair Davidson, director of the Federation of British Industry, said: “This type of research has brought battery technology to a new level by combining smart battery management systems with battery energy storage units.”
“Batteries have played a huge role in the microgrid and management demand peak-to-valley power difference, such as experience in renewable energy systems. The alliance will bring together a series of research projects, all of which are aimed at improving and extending The battery life is known for its cost-effectiveness and high safety.” According to Wood Mackenzie’s prediction, the grid-scale energy storage will increase 13 times in the next six years. Grid energy storage systems store energy during periods of sufficient power, low prices, or low demand. Then, when demand is high or electricity prices are high, it will be re-supplied back to the grid, enabling more efficient and economical energy transfer.
In the global transition to cleaner, renewable energy, storage batteries are essential. During this period, battery energy storage will make up for the intermittent problems of solar and wind power generation.