The BFH Energy Storage Research Centre provides a unique source of technical and commercial expertise. It serves as a subject-matter expert on storage applications in the energy and mobility sector and works with its partners to generate impetus for developments.
The characterisation and modelling of electrochemical storage devices is key to their successful implementation. There’s also a need for complete battery and energy systems to be developed and tested. Among other things, this involves identifying the optimal operating parameters for integrating electrochemical storage technology into a wide range of applications. A variety of test and characterisation methods are also used.
Battery and energy management systems (BMS and EMS) ensure that electrical storage systems operate safely and correctly. Our specialised researchers develop efficient, reliable software and hardware for these systems. To this end, they develop, test and validate model-based software algorithms and individual hardware for a wide range of battery applications.