Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

Sunshine Coast - Battery Testing Lab - 12 Months of Data Analysis - Simon Franklin

Venue: Alex Surf Club, 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headlands QLD 4572

Date: Thu 26 Oct 2017 @ 5:30pm arrival for 6.00pm start, finish by 7:30pm

Battery Testing Lab – 12 Months of Data Analysis - SIMON FRANKLIN

With so many residential energy storage batteries entering the Australian market, yet so little data available, how do these batteries really perform? ITP Renewables has developed a Battery Test Centre to conduct performance testing of lithium ion and other emerging battery technologies over a three-year period. Phase 1 now has over 12 months of data since it started in July 2016. Phase 2, in which another ten batteries were added was commissioned in April 2017. This presentation will present an analysis of the findings so far.

Partly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the objective of the test is to inform future energy storage investors by analysing the performance of 16 major lithium-ion battery brands/types and comparing these to lead-acid technologies.

The project involves

  • Cycling the batteries at fast charge and discharge rates to reveal performance characteristics in the shortest possible time.
  • Mimicking ‘real world’ conditions by cycling the temperature of the facility where the batteries will be installed.
  • Publishing performance data, measuring the batteries’ decrease in storage capacity over the three years of the trial, and documenting any integration challenges or issues that arise.

Simon Franklin is Managing Director at ITP. He has been with ITP for over 9 years and previously held the role of Engineering Manager. He has over 10 years’ experience in the energy sector, working on large and commercial scale grid-connected PV systems, hybrid off-grid power stations, financial modelling, energy efficiency audits and PV system performance modelling. He has strong background in renewable energy and is an experienced project manager.

Date:     Thursday 26 October 2017

Time:     5.30pm arrival for 6pm start to finish by 7.30 pm

Venue:  Alex Surf Club, A 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headlands

Cost:     Non-Members: $35, Members and students $25

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