Anand Bhatt leads the Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (AEST) research team at CSIRO. The AEST team is developing next generation, lithium-sulphur and lithium-air batteries to improve energy storage capability for transportation and renewable energy applications.
Another major AEST focus is in understanding how energy storage can be integrated into the Australian electricity grid and allowing increased penetration of solar PV generation whilst maintaining grid stability. This area investigates energy storage technological limitations for the unique Australian environment and geography. AEST is also developing energy storage evaluation methods (validated by testing) to identify lifetime and performance of energy storage technologies in Australian conditions.