Institute for Electrical Energy Systems
At the Institute for Electrical Energy Systems, Section for Electrical Energy Storage Systems (IfES) at Leibniz Universität Hannover, research questions are addressed in the three dimensions of technology, economy and ecology.
IfES has many years of experience in the combined use of modeling tools and experimental characterization and validation. The main focus is on technology selection and design methodology for storage systems, especially for PEM water electrolysis. To design sustainable energy storage systems, the technical development of energy storage technologies is complemented by the development of sustainable business models and resource efficiency analyses.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Hanke-Rauschenbach and his team have carried out extensive preliminary work at IfES in the fields of hydrogen technologies and aerospace systems. The combination of experimental work on electrolysis cells and detailed system analyses on complex energy networks enables the team to investigate H2 supply chains in the right level of detail. As part of the Cluster of Excellence “Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation (SE²A)”, the team can draw on relevant understanding of energy systems in aviation and related preliminary work. In addition, the specialist group analyses H2 production systems and their integration into higher-level energy systems.