Research Studies

How to get more energy out of your Solar Batteries & Panels
Electricity Energy Storage Technology Options
A White Paper Primer on Applications, Costs and Benefits Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) - December 2010
Electric Power Industry Needs for Grid-Scale Storage Applications

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Solar Technologies Program
ORGANIZED BY Sandia National Laboratories - December 2010

Inventory of Energy Storage Expertise at New York’s Colleges and Universities Categorizes research expertise and major facilities at New York’s universities and research centers in energy storage including hybrid and electric vehicles, advanced battery technologies, new materials, and other storage systems. (5/26/2009)
NY-BEST Testing Capabilities Report NY-BEST and NYSERDA commissioned the New York Academy of Sciences to compile and analyze information on the energy storage testing needs and capabilities of stakeholders in New York’s research and business community. The expectation was that the data would identify one or more energy storage capabilities that NY-BEST could acquire in the near term for use by a broad cross-section of the battery and advanced energy storage community.

The data collected, however, did not point toward the immediate acquisition of new capabilities. Instead, they indicated a complex and varied set of needs, some of which could be matched with existing in-state capabilities. Those that could not be matched directly were often specific and project dependent, requiring capabilities designed for the particular product being tested or to meet unique standards. These findings pointed to the key recommendation from this report: a database that NY-BEST members can use to locate available capabilities, along with a “testing facilitator” to assist companies in matching needs with capabilities and to identify unmet needs which could be targeted for procurement.

This database identified as a key recommendation of this report has been created and is available to NY-BEST members at Login to access the database, or request an account at (2/8/2010)
Lithium: Why It Makes Such Great Batteries A basic chemistry lesson on Lithium, and its role in energy storage. (7/27/2010)
Mn3O4-Graphene Hybrid as a High Capacity Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries Cornell University paper on innovative battery materials (10/16/2010)
Parameterization of a Battery Simulation Model Using Numerical Optimization Methods This paper proposes a semi-automated process for parameterizing a lithium polymer battery cell simulation model that is able to satisfy constraints on the optimized parameters. This process uses a number of measured data sets under a variety of conditions. (6/23/2010)
Valence evaluation of LiMnO2 and related battery materials by x-ray absorption spectroscopy A report on cathode materials for Li-ion batteries. (4/1/2010)
Metal–Air Batteries with High Energy Density: Li–Air versus Zn–Air Free paper from researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology (12/8/2010)