- Ilias Belharouak, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
The worldwide growing integration of renewable energies and electric vehicles will require massive deployment of energy storage solutions. The aims of this seminar are to (1) discuss the potential of batteries to stabilize the grid while storing energy, (2) understand various types of batteries used to store energy, and (3) address battery life expectancy and how batteries can be maintained for maximum efficiency. A case study will be given in which a 250/500 kWh lithium-ion battery coupled with a 200 kW PV plant presents an opportunity for investigating the cycling conditions and aging behavior of a grid-connected Li-ion battery. The application of the LNMO/LTO cell chemistry will be discussed in the light of recent results that anticipate the potential deployment of this battery for grid storage and in electric vehicles.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Ilias Belharouak is the research director of the Electrochemical Energy Storage Department and joint professor at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Qatar. Before joining the Foundation in 2013, Dr. Belharouak was a materials scientist and battery expert at Argonne National Laboratory.