High Energy Density Storage for Solar Power Generation Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5906
Agency Tracking Number: F073-044-0873
Amount: $94,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-044
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Dobley
 Research Scientist
 (860) 599-1100
Business Contact
 Vince Yevoli
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution
One of the major challenges of developing solar power generation systems is the storage of electrical energy. The energy system ideally has a large amount of energy with a very low weight. This equates to a high specific energy (Wh/kg). Lithium-air batteries offer the greatest theoretical specific energy for batteries at 11 kWh/kg. Yardney has extensive experience in requirements for battery power and metal-air cells. We specialize in lightweight batteries used in aerospace applications. We also research, develop, and sell high energy density metal-air cells. Yardney will advance the Rechargeable Lithium-Air Storage System by creating an advanced rechargeable air cathode with new catalysts, and testing these cathodes in actual lithium-air cells under various environmental conditions. These batteries will provide a lightweight high energy storage device for military applications.

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