Wittenberg, 26 September 2017 – On 1 October 2017, Dr Victor Schäfer will take up his post as Vice President - Research & Development at the battery storage system manufacturer TESVOLT. In the newly created role, Schäfer, who previously spent five years in the automotive industry, will optimise quality assurance processes and apply them to the development of new products.
From electric mobility to stationary battery storage systems
Victor Schäfer comes from Porsche, where he completed a doctorate in energy management for lithium-ion storage systems and was in charge of the development of electric mobility as well as business quality in the field of electrics and electronics for five years. At TESVOLT, he will continue to dedicate himself to product development and quality assurance. “We are delighted that we were able to convince an outstanding expert like Victor Schäfer, with experience in the automotive industry, to work on the development of our range of products,” says Daniel Hannemann, Managing Director of TESVOLT.
Both electric vehicles and stationary battery storage systems place high demands on their lithium-ion cells, explains Victor Schäfer: “In both applications, storage systems must be capable of providing a very high quantity of energy and power within an extremely short space of time, while at the same time guaranteeing the utmost reliability. So I will now be able to apply my experience from the automotive industry at TESVOLT and drive forward the development of innovations there.”
Future of battery storage systems
In Schäfer’s view, the future of battery storage systems lies in the uncompromising focus on customer benefit: “TESVOLT has made the right innovation commercially available at the right time. In this market, it’s the company who can meet the highest standards of quality and efficiency who will make it to the top,” adds Schäfer, with an eye on TESVOLT’s innovative Active Battery Optimizer. This technology optimizes the SoC of each individual cell and guarantees TESVOLT’s lithium storage systems a service life of up to 30 years.
But there are still many other possibilities to explore in the field of stationary battery systems, says Schäfer. “This area is going to remain very active – I’m looking forward to integrating new technological innovations into forward-looking products at TESVOLT.”
Tesvolt specialises in battery storage systems for commerce and industry. The innovative company produces intelligent lithium storage systems with power ratings from 30 kilowatt hours through to many megawatt hours. Tesvolt uses high-performance battery cells from Samsung SDI. Tesvolt manufactures its commercial storage system solutions in series production at Europe’s first gigafactory for commercial battery storage systems at its Wittenberg site in Germany and delivers them worldwide. Tesvolt has already implemented more than 3,000 storage system projects worldwide and employs almost 150 people. The company has already received several awards, including the German Entrepreneur Award in the “Rising Stars” category, the “TOP 100” Innovation Award and the smarter E Award in the “Outstanding Projects” category.
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