ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADENWURTTEMBERGwww.zsw-bw.de
ZSW was established in 1988 and is a non-profit foundation under the civil code. ZSW contributes to the development of solar energy, energy conversion, and electrochemical energy storage systems – major components in the sustainable energy supply of the 21st century. ZSW is integrated in a network of university, industrial, and institutional co-operations. The focus of research and development is currently on batteries materials, production, super capacitors, fuel cells, and thin film photovoltaics. ZSW has about 230 employees (scientists and technicians with experience in materials science, electrochemistry, physics, and engineering).
The ZSW has a high level of expertise in material research for Lithium-ion and beyond Lithium batteries. Additionally, ZSW has a wide base of equipment and experience in the characterization of battery materials and components as well as in battery testing and hazard potential evaluation. Especially, the expertise in Post-Mortem analysis and aging mechanisms will contribute to TEESMAT. Recently, ZSW has developed several new advanced characterization methods, which are available in the TEESMAT project.