Tech Soap Box News: Berlin 2013

The Tech Soap Box is a unique session of the Energy Storage World Forum. Tech Soap Box features 4 speakers, each given 10 minutes to present on how their energy storage solution will help the industry in terms of economic gains or storage performance. Thereafter, the audience will vote for the best solution. Winners of the Tech Soap Box will benefit from the exposure from our Media partners.

This unique format not only makes the session more engaging and dynamic, but aims to help small companies promote their newly patented energy storage concepts.

This year, at the 6th Energy Storage World Forum in Berlin, Nina Munzke from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) presented her technology, a self-programmed simulation tool, and was declared the winner of the Tech Soap Box session with nearly half the vote.

When using storage technology in different geographical locations, each system needs to adapt to the local conditions. The self-programmed simulation tool aims to help assess the suitability of each storage technology with respect to the local conditions by calculating different variables or parameters, for example, autonomy, load consumption, solar radiation, and battery strategies.

Additionally, a pilot system with 37 kW peak power and 50 kWh battery capacity was installed at KIT. It started its operation in March 2013 and will serve as a demonstration for the design and construction of a large scale system consisting of 250 kW peak power and 250 kWh battery capacity.

Nina Munzke also won herself a full speaking slot at the 7th Energy Storage World Forum to be held in London, 4-6 March 2014.









If you want to know more about this and other topics directly from end users of energy storage technologies join us at one of these annual events: The Energy Storage World Forum (Grid Scale Applications), or The Residential Energy Storage Forum, or one of our Training Courses.


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