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Technical guidance

Our clients represent a large part of the energy storage value chain. Whether you are an organization looking to manufacture batteries, combine their core products with an energy storage system (ESS), deploy ESS to provide ancillary grid services, re-purpose automotive batteries for second-life applications, or invest in a storage project, the VDE Global Energy Storage Competence Cluster can support you.

Our combined service portfolio

Categorized according to customer segment

Categorized according to technical area

Services for manufacturers

  • Component certification based on international standards
  • Development and implementation of in-house quality criteria
  • Consultancy on standards and market access requirements
  • Technical support in the assembly of storage systems
  • Accident forensics, error analyses for risk minimization
  • Tailored analyses of battery cells and packs


Services for project developers

  • Support in creating requirement specifications
  • Analysis of load profiles
  • Simulation-based system design and component dimensioning
  • Yield prediction
  • Recommendations on component selection
  • Regular and unannounced audits at manufacturers
  • End-of-line tests at production lines
  • Grid interconnection compliance
  • Ongoing quality monitoring


Services for banks and investors

  • Economic feasibility studies
  • Performance guarantee and other insurance products (through insurance partners)
  • Bankability and investability certification for entire power plants 


Through our VDE PrimeLabs


Independent engineering & prototyping

  • Development & design of batteries for:
    • Portable electronics
    • E-mobility
    • Stationary storage
  • Prototyping of battery systems
  • Thermal management solutions
  • Development support with consulting and testing for energy storage systems


Research & development support

  • New materials implementation
  • Optimization of cell properties and operating conditions
  • Optimization of cell design
  • Sourcing of materials
  • Technology scouting
  • Training & consulting


Get in touch with VDE to find out how we can support you.