The Current Status, Role and Costs of Energy Storage Technologies

The smarter E Podcast Episode 11 | July 30, 2020

This episode will be especially interesting for all the engineers amongst you and for those who are technologicly interested into energy storage and of course, specificly battery storage.

Matthias Vetter, Head of Department Electrical Energy Storage of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, gives us an update into the latest insights and into the latest status quo when it comes to energy storage technology.

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About Matthias Vetter and the Fraunhofer ISE

Matthias Vetter, Head of Department Electrical Energy Storage of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Matthias Vetter is the head of the Electrical Energy Storage Department at Fraunhofer ISE. Matthias is working in applied research and development, including demonstration projects, and has a passion for demonstrating operational reliability of new technologies within field projects.

Some of his projects that have contributed to the topic of sustainable cities are the Smart Green Tower in Freiburg, smart districts with high solar shares and battery storage, smart sector coupling with a light-rail system, smart integration of battery-based charging infrastructure for e-mobility or the electrification of ferries

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