1.1. Niche Market AC specifications (MACS) meeting KVP & Competitive advantage of AHCs
1.2. Optimization of Pilot production of AHCs targetting MACS
1.3. Design and Scale-up and standardization of AHC production (setting KPIs for LCA-LCC)
1.4. Techno-Economic assessment: Technical Datasheets Vs LCC perspectives
2.1 Benchmarking of AHCs and in-house testing by cell manufacturers
2.2 Design of cell prototype for the selected applications
2.3 Design of module prototype for the selected applications
2.4 Manufacture & In-house Test-Bed of Prototypes (cells and modules)
2.5 Evaluation of nano-safety issues of AHCs prior and at the end of service life
3.1 Dimensioning storage bank for selected applications including AHCs into ESSs
3.2 Assembling of ESS for selected aplications against SPECs per NICHE Market
3.3 Performing 4 Pilot DEMO of ESS in real operative conditions (KPIs): Business Cases
– T.3.3.1 DEMO 1: RES-E buffering in Uninterrupted Power Supply: Evaluation of buffering abilities and aging of HESS under real Grid episodes in a micro-grid at 270 kW and 380 V applied to HESS.
– T.3.3.2 DEMO 2: Railway regenerative braking: Evaluation of electricity storage efficiency and aging of HESS under real transient profiles representative of train braking energy, at <600 V.
– T.3.3.3 DEMO 3: Electric Powertrain for Hybrid Vehicles: Evaluation of charge duration (2.5 kW) and range extension (in comparison to batteries alone) by HESS (220 Wh, 60V) under real driving patterns.
– T.3.3.4 DEMO 4: ETOS AC/DC Micro-invertors for PV panels.
4.1 LCC and LCA of Innovative CareCAPs
4.2 Design seamless implementation of an adapted manufacturing line
4.3 Automated SC manufacturing of ESS with AHCs maintaining NCP/APC premises
4.4 Homologation-Certification of commercial CareCAPs
5.1 B2B contacts with ESS end-users. Commercial T&C agreements
5.2 Agreement on Joint Venture for AHC production and exploitation
5.3 First commercial agreements for the final products. MoU with Key end users
5.4 CareSTOR Business Case based on techno-economic assessment results
6.1 CareSTOR Web-site
6.2 Dissemination strategy and implementation of dissemination actions
6.3 Communication Plan and implementation of the Communication Plan
6.4 Elaboration of an Exploitation plan (including IPR, Business Plans & business Case)
6.5 Technology Watch, review of legislation and Benchmarking
7.1 Risk Management and project Management Structures
7.2 Consortium Agreement & Amendments including communication to partners for management
7.3 Risk Management assurance including specific actions in case of conflict