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System and Method for a Battery Management and Ecosystem

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241731D
Publication Date: 2015-May-26
Document File: 4 page(s) / 161K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to connect charging devices, Smart Battery Systems (SBS), and micro-grids with a controller that can monitor and manage an ecosystem of batteries to use the energy of one or more batteries that needs to be discharged for optimal health to provide power to systems that are charging a battery or be returned back to a utility grid.

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System and Method for a Battery Management and Ecosystem

Present technology is heavily reliant on batteries. Although present batteries can hold more power for longer period of time, the way batteries are charged and maintained has not changed. With electric cars, smart phones, solar balance of system (BOS) becoming popular, a need has arisen for smarter maintenance of batteries. Proposed here is a micro grid that not only connects batteries within a confined area but also based on smart analytics and historic data manages the charging and discharging of batteries, therefore, making them efficient. Key features are:

Make batteries smart and efficient


Intelligent battery management


Reduce battery usage and footprint

    Better battery management, Smart Battery System (SBS), is a specification for determining accurate battery capacity readings that can be used for testing battery levels. Actions like discharging a battery to a certain level under specific temperature and then recharging extends its life and makes it more efficient. This principle is not commonly used because of the uncertainty that, while the battery is being discharged, it might be needed or, while the battery is being discharged, the energy is dissipated and thus wasted. Introduced here is a micro grid that will connect to all batteries within a geographically bound area; for example, a house, office, or a campus. The charging and discharging of batteries will be controlled by a central controller. This controller will not only make decisions based on analytics if the battery can be discharged completely, but also use the discharging energy to charge something else within its domain or send the energy back to the grid. This micro grid can additionally be used to efficiently manage wind battery bank and solar battery grids. The central controller will be able to perform the following:

At 100% charge, check efficiency of batteries to see if it is worth and economical for further use


Collect info on charge, efficiency, usage, power, and etc.

Charge/discharge car batteries based on future usage and also in a way that increases its lifetime

    This disclosure extends the known art by connecting charging devices, SBS battery systems, and micro-grids (all known) with a controller that can monitor and...