Dr. Ann Marie Sastry from Sakti3 will be speaking about her experience founding Sakti3, an Ann Arbor company that is developing new solid state battery technologies. Dr. Sastry will be talking about energy/battery topics, as well as her entrepreneurial experiences founding and operating her company.
The interest in vehicle electrification and electrical grid storage is unprecedented. Several automotive manufacturers are producing, or planning to produce, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fully (or battery) electric vehicles (BEVs).
Many remote communities struggle with reliable access to energy and water. One-size-fits-all systems configured from developed world technologies are often not effective as each location has their own resources, environmental characteristics, water demands, and energy needs. Manually designing custom systems to meet the needs of an individual location can assure good system performance, but this approach is expensive and requires expertise often beyond what is available in these remote communities.