The STEPS Design for Safety in Battery Systems Symposium addressed the latest and most important battery safety developments around the world. Hosted by the University of Twente, the event stressed that safety is key, especially in battery design.
Battery systems and design: What to expect next
With more and more people turning to renewable energy, the urgency to develop batteries is high and there is no time for the technology, “to prove itself and mature,” said Professor Braham Ferreira during the Symposium. This high pressure to develop has consequences for safety.
As Deepak Pratap Singh stated, the pressure to develop quickly pushes for scientific breakthroughs that do not align with reality. Hence, as batteries develop at a fast pace, the requirements for design for safety in a battery system must too.
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