Imperial College London

Professor Nigel Brandon OBE FREng

Faculty of Engineering

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 8600n.brandon Website

 
 
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Location

 

2.06Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Few:2018:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.033,
author = {Few, SPM and Schmidt, O and Offer, GJ and Brandon, N and Nelson, J and Gambhir, A},
doi = {10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.033},
journal = {Energy Policy},
pages = {578--590},
title = {Prospective improvements in cost and cycle life of off-grid lithium-ion battery packs: An analysis informed by expert elicitations},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.033},
volume = {114},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This paper presents probabilistic estimates of the 2020 and 2030 cost and cycle life of lithium-ion battery (LiB) packs for off-grid stationary electricity storage made by leading battery experts from academia and industry, and insights on the role of public research and development (R&D) funding and other drivers in determining these. By 2020, experts expect developments to arise chiefly through engineering, manufacturing and incremental chemistry changes, and expect additional R&D funding to have little impact on cost. By 2030, experts indicate that more fundamental chemistry changes are possible, particularly under higher R&D funding scenarios, but are not inevitable. Experts suggest that significant improvements in cycle life (eg. doubling or greater) are more achievable than in cost, particularly by 2020, and that R&D could play a greater role in driving these. Experts expressed some concern, but had relatively little knowledge, of the environmental impact of LiBs. Analysis is conducted of the implications of prospective LiB improvements for the competitiveness of solar photovoltaic + LiB systems for off-grid electrification.
AU - Few,SPM
AU - Schmidt,O
AU - Offer,GJ
AU - Brandon,N
AU - Nelson,J
AU - Gambhir,A
DO - 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.033
EP - 590
PY - 2018///
SN - 0301-4215
SP - 578
TI - Prospective improvements in cost and cycle life of off-grid lithium-ion battery packs: An analysis informed by expert elicitations
T2 - Energy Policy
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.033
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/55769
VL - 114
ER -