Renewable Energy Storage Laboratory

Research Facility

Renewable Energy Storage Laboratory
Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia (NS)

The Renewable Energy Storage Laboratory (RESL) at Dalhousie University conducts research on energy storage technologies to support the increased integration of renewable energy with the electricity grid. The demands placed on the electricity grid by the principal sectors (residential, commercial, industrial) vary throughout the day. Renewable resources such as the wind, sun, and tides vary independently of demand, and consequently require energy storage to bridge the gap periods.

The principal objective of the team is the development of reliable, efficient, and effective electricity storage systems. Current areas of focus include experimental battery systems, bi-directional charger/inverters, as well as models and simulation of renewable generators and buildings.

  • Engineering - Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical
  • Automotive
  • Clean Technology
  • Construction (including Building, Civil Engineering, Specialty Trades)
  • Defense and Security Industries
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Professional and Technical Services (including Legal Services, Architecture, Engineering)
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Research Facility

Lukas Swan
Associate Professor

Industry Liaison Officer

Margaret Palmeter

Equipment 6 piece(s)

Battery Power Cycler
Gustav Klein / Green Light Innovations
100 kW, 2 channel

Cycling battery packs

  • 2 channel
  • 800 VDC
  • 400 ADC
  • 100 kW

Battery Power Cycler

Cycling battery cells or modules

  • 5 channels
  • 0-20 VDC
  • 100 ADC

Thermal chamber

Battery test chamber temperature control

  • -70 C to +200 C
  • 1 cubic meter capacity

Fume hood

For dissection and analysis of batteries

2' x 5' fume hood


We have batteries from many major manufacturer worldwide in all sizes, formats, chemistries, thermal designs, etc.

Battery Power Cycler

Cycling batteries: charge and discharge

Unit 1: 8 Channels, 0-5 VDC, +-50 ADC, parallelable to +-200 ADC.

Unit 2: 16 Channels, 0-5 VDC, +-50 ADC, parallelable to +-200 ADC.


Date submitted: Thu, May 23, 2019 9:34 AM
Date updated: Thu, May 23, 2019 2:14 PM

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