Fraunhofer ISE’s role in the JOSPEL project

With more than 80 research institutes worldwide (67 of these in Germany), the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is Europe’s largest institute for applied research, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) is Europe’s largest solar energy research institution with approximately 1,400 employees.

Fraunhofer ISE is committed to promoting energy supply systems, which are sustainable, economic, safe and socially just. The institute develops components, materials and processes related to the thermal use of solar energy, solar and efficient buildings, solar cells, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion, energy storage and the rational use of energy.

In the JOSPEL project, Fraunhofer ISE provides information on the battery cells that will be used in the test vehicles. This work includes finding and investigating suitable battery cells’ and setting up a suitable battery system. In this process, Fraunhofer ISE has carried out – and will continue to carry out – a number of tests on these batteries, e.g. to determine the optimal operating conditions and to develop strategies that increase battery efficiency and lifetime.

Here, Project Manager Maximilian Bruch M.Sc. explains Fraunhofer ISE’s role in the project, including some of the achievements that have been made so far.