Welcome to RESL

Welcome to the Renewable Energy Storage Laboratory (RESL) at Dalhousie University. The RESL team conducts research on energy storage technologies to support the increased integration of renewable energy with the electricity grid. The demands placed on the electricity grid by the principal sectors (residential, commercial, industrial) vary throughout the day. Renewable resources such as the wind, sun, and tides vary independently of demand, and consequently require energy storage to bridge the gap periods.

The principal objective of the team is the development of reliable, efficient, and effective electricity storage systems. Current areas of focus include experimental battery systems, bi-directional charger/inverters, as well as models and simulation of renewable generators and buildings.

The RESL team is composed of post-graduate students with degrees in engineering. Each has independent projects and is providing unique perspectives and results. In addition, a number of research assistants, students, visitors, and associates are often involved in projects. The laboratory is supervised by Dr. Lukas G. Swan, PEng, an energy storage engineer with 20 years experience.

Much of our research is industry focused and applicable in the short term. We greatly enjoy working with our industrial partners and look forward to collaborating with new ones.

If you have an interest in renewable energy or energy storage systems then RESL might be the place for you. Currently there are openings in the laboratory with interesting projects and experimental equipment.

We invite you to explore the RESL website using the navigation menu to the left. It gives details of our research, people, facilities, and more.