Written by Atelier Future. Image credit to News Center.
The impact of climate change has increased the global demand for renewable energy, thus in order to compensate for the intermittent power generation of renewable energy, large-scale deployment of energy storage systems has become a development trend in the global power industry. On the afternoon of October 14, Tzi-cker Chiueh, Research Dean of Delta Research Center from Delta Electronics, gave a keynote speech at the Lecture Hall of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, sharing with teachers and students about the development and technical challenges related to scalable energy storage architecture and management. He also explains how to apply and introduce mature computer system management technology to create a new vision of battery recycling and energy storage industry.
On the afternoon of October 14, Tzi-cker Chiueh, Research Dean of Delta Research Center from Delta Electronics, gave a keynote speech in NCKU
"As long as the cost of the energy storage industry is reduced, renewable energy can have better development prospects." In his speech on the 14th, Tzi-cker Chiueh shared with the "RAIBA (Reconfigurable Array of Inexpensive Batteries Architecture) ", through the re-integration of the repurposing batteries not only can effectively solve the repurposing batteries problem caused by the large increase in the number of electric vehicles in the future, but also be used in energy storage devices, ensure a balance between sustainable environmental protection and economic benefits.
Tzi-cker Chiueh mentioned that the traditional battery array must first provide enough voltage, and then reduce to the required voltage through PCS (Power Conversion System), however the RAIBA system will refer to the target use requirements, integrate the new and old battery array into a set of power storage system, control the discharge load of the battery module through AI, and provide the suitable voltage. Therefore, under the same battery conditions, the RAIBA system can increase the service life of lithium batteries, 84% higher service life than current traditional battery array, and can also reduce energy consumption by nearly 96%.
The Director of the Center for Future Computing, Prof. Lih-Yih Chiou (left) offered a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Tzi-cker Chiueh
In addition to energy storage systems that integrate old and new batteries, the RAIBA system can also reduce the battery explosion rate by accurately estimating the resistance value in each cell during operation, greatly improving the safety of the battery.
Tzi-cker Chiueh said that a power battery of electric vehicle is often composed of hundreds of lithium batteries, when the future era of electric vehicles comes, recycling and reusing of a large number of repurposing lithium batteries from electric vehicles will become a concern, with an unlimited potential market.
Tzi-cker Chiueh pointed out that there are three major trajectories to be pursued in energy conservation and carbon reduction, including: increasing the utilization rate of electrified equipment, using renewable energy to produce electricity, and saving electricity. Regarding renewable energy, Taiwan is currently dominated by solar and wind power generation, but both are intermittent power generation and are extremely unstable. Solar power generation is easily affected by weather changes such as sun exposure time, temperature, rainy days, and wind power generation efficiency will be affected due to too windy, no wind or change of wind direction. In the tightening of power energy supply in various countries, the construction of energy storage system is particularly important.
Tzi-cker Chiueh, Research Dean of Delta Research Center from Delta Electronics
Dr. Tzi-cker Chiueh is currently a research professor in the Computer Science Department of National Tsing Hua University and the dean of Delta Research Center, and he is currently responsible for leading Delta Research Center to develop technologies and solutions in the fields of intelligent manufacturing, artificial intelligence, energy and life sciences. Dr. Chiueh is the former general director of Information and Communications Labs at ITRI (Industrial Technologic Research Institute) and the director of the ITRI Cloud OS Application Research Center. During his tenure at ITRI, Dr. Chiueh has achieved numerous of technical research and development achievements in the fields of cloud system software, base of 5G communication network systems software, autonomous driving perception software and AI processors. Dr. Chiueh has published more than 200 academic papers so far, and has won many international best paper awards, which is very famous in the academic and industrial circles of information and communication technology at domestic and abroad.
Students and teachers of NCKU participated in the lecture of Dr. Tzi-cker Chiueh