Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division

Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division

ETA researchers in the Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Division conduct R&D and develop technologies that provide the electricity grid with significant storage capability for:

  • energy generated from renewable sources
  • real-time monitoring and response technologies for the “smart grid” to optimize energy use and communication between electricity providers and consumers
  • technologies for improved electricity distribution reliability

Their goal is to identify and develop technologies, policies and strategies to enable a shift to renewable energy sources at $1 per watt for a low-cost, low-carbon, reliable electric grid.

Researchers develop, demonstrate and deploy:

  • Advanced battery and fuel cell technologies for both transportation and stationary applications
  • Microgrid technologies that allow enterprises and communities to supply their own clean energy
  • Real-time smart grid/demand response technologies to allow energy users, suppliers and grid operators to run efficiently
  • Software and hardware technologies to improve the reliability of the grid
  • Very low-emissions combustion technologies
  • Advanced physical and chemical sensors for developing new energy materials and detecting hazardous waste

Staff

Adrian Albert (510) 213-1220
Judith Alvarado (510) 486-4501
Marie-Louise Arlt (510) 486-4929
Daniel Arnold (858) 344-3759
Pedro Arrechea (510) 642-2295
Andreas Backhaus (510) 486-4720
Sangjae Bae (510) 590-8798
Aditya Balasubramanian (412) 996-6215
Vince Battaglia (510) 486-7172
Sarah Berlinger (510) 486-6575
Yitian Bie (510) 486-7207
Doug Black (510) 486-7904
Sam Blau (510) 847-1029
Kenneth Boblak (510) 258-9913
Kathryn Boden (510) 486-4542

Pages

Publications by Organization

2018

Pant, L. M., Z. Yang, M. L. Perry, and A. Z. Weber, Development of a Simple and Rapid Diagnostic Method for Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 165, no. 6, pp. F3007 - F3014, 2018.
Tucker, M. C., Dynamic-temperature operation of metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 395, pp. 314 - 317, 2018.
Weber, A. Z. and T. E. Lipman, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production: Introduction, in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Meyers, R. A., Ed. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2018, pp. 1 - 8.
Hai, R., X. Mao, G. C. Y. Chan, R. E. Russo, H. Ding, and V. Zorba, Internal mixing dynamics of Cu/Sn-Pb plasmas produced by femtosecond laser ablation, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, vol. 148, pp. 92 - 98, 2018.
Kusoglu, A., Ionomer Thin Films in PEM Fuel Cells, in Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Meyers, R. A., Ed. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2018, pp. 1 - 23.
Tucker, M. C., Personal power using metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells operated in a camping stove flame, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 43, no. 18, pp. 8991 - 8998, 2018.
Roberts, C., Review of International Grid Codes, 2018.

2017

Pant, L. M. and A. Z. Weber, Communication—Modeling Polymer-Electrolyte Fuel-Cell Agglomerates with Double-Trap Kinetics, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 164, no. 11, pp. E3102 - E3104, 2017.
Tucker, M. C., Development of High Power Density Metal-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Energy Technology, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 2175 - 2181, 2017.

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