Description: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multi-technological contract research organization. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services that enhance the customers’ competitiveness, thereby creating prerequisites for society’s sustainable development, employment, and wellbeing.
Facilities: Electric vehicle and battery laboratory
Description: VTT has increased the operations in its vehicle laboratory in Espoo, Finland, to meet the development needs of electric vehicles. The new power supply unit mounted is capable of both simulating the battery system of a heavy electric vehicle and performing full-scale battery chargedischarge cycles. In addition, a totally new battery laboratory was opened in September 2012. It concentrates on measuring the performance of battery cells, modules, and complete energy storage systems for electric vehicles in a repeatable manner under variable controlled circumstances for different standardised and application-specific duty cycles. Electric vehicles and their powertrain can be studied in both laboratories jointly as an entity, including electric motors, electronics and batteries.
Battery testing equipment
Description: Equipment for various testing of batteries. Circumstances like temperatures and charging profiles can be adjusted.
Description: MultiPower is a national empirical research environment where new technical solutions and products for distributed energy system can be tested in a multifunctional environment. There are several independent testing facilities connected together so that the environment may cover production, control and loading concepts. Research infrastructure for DER and other testing activities at VTT is called MultiPower system. The unit fromm MultiPower 100 kVA can be connected in parallel with a 1,6 MVA diesel generator and up to 1,7 MW resistor load into an internal island network. Connection to 20 kV network is possible, loading up to 200 kVA. The 1,6 MVA generator will act as a rigid network to which the other generating or consuming e. g. 100 kVA units can be synchronized.
Description: 200 kW resistive loads, 55 kVAr inductive load.
Converter drive with diesel engine
Description: 755 kVA converter drive with diesel engine as primary energy resource. IGBT converter with wide control possibilities. Connected at laboratory LV grid or public MV grid via dedicated trasnformer. Suitable for emulating wind power or other form of energy based on measurements.
Description: 60 kW
Comap Laboratory SCADA
Description: Laboratory control system for measurements and controls of MultiPower laboratory.
Description: 100 kVA, connection and control by a frequency converter, the heat energy is conducted into the district heating system.
Description: Various devices for measurements and data reading within Multipower infrastructure. Movable according to the test needed.
Polymer solar cell processing facility
Description: VTT has invested and developed several roll-to-roll (R2R) pilot production machines for processing of organic photovoltaics (OPV) in form of polymer solar cells.
Description: Developed in FACESS-project (FP7-ICT-2007-1-215271). Machine includes 3 printing units (2 gravure, rotary screen) for material deposition, hot air dryers and laminator. Machine can be operated under nitrogen or argon gas.
Laboratory scale table top printing machines
Description: Available for material and substrate testing before entering to pilot machines. Characterization equipments include white light and mechanical profilometers and SEM. IV and PCE measurements can be done under AM1.5 reference.
PICO pilot production machine
Description: Includes 2 gravure printing units for thin film printing, R2R thermal nanoimprinting unit for nano structuring of polymer layers. For drying purposes the machine has thermal, UV and IR drying units. Substrate post treatment can be post processed using corona treatment. For encapsulation machine has laminator.
ROKO pilot production machine
Description: Has four replaceable printing units. A desired combination of printing units can be built up using forward- or reverse gravure, flexography and rotary screen units. Material drying is done using thermal or UV drying. A corona unit exists for substrate post treatment. The machine has also etching process for metals and ITO.
Quality Management: All laboratories are certified according to ISO9001:2008