Owners and operators of energy storage systems, as well as investors, need transparent ways to evaluate battery performance. They need certainty that the selected batteries for their ESS projects will perform reliably, have predictable life expectancies, and meet projected revenue and contractual obligations over their lifetimes. The economic viability of entire projects depend on this confidence, writes Michael Kleinberg of DNV.
The battery industry still uses a broad array of cell form factors, including cylindrical, pouch, and prismatic cells, as well as different module and rack configurations, each of which can respond differently to testing.
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