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Battery Storage: Understanding the Battery Revolution

Learn about the importance of energy storage and understand the role of batteries and battery technology.

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Battery Storage: Understanding the Battery Revolution

11,881 enrolled on this course

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  • Introductory level

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Learn about the importance of energy storage

What is energy storage, and why is it so important? On this course, you will learn about the most promising energy storage technologies, such as batteries, and how they can affect the future of the transportation and power sectors.

As you’ll see, the rising global demand for a stable energy supply requires flexible energy storage.

Discover how battery technology can help

Change is happening fast in the field of energy storage. As our technology develops, the need for effective ways to store energy is evident. With this course, you’ll learn how advancements in battery technologies can help address these needs.

Explore the present and future of batteries

As you work your way through this course, you’ll examine how the battery revolution is already underway, and what this means for our society and the environment.

As well as understanding batteries and how they’re used today, you’ll also explore what the future of energy storage might look like.

Examine emerging markets using battery storage

You will examine the benefits of using battery energy storage for industrial products – underground mining – and in mobility. You will also take a closer look at the lithium-ion battery production supply chain and manufacturing process.

In line with current advancements in new battery technology, this course mostly focuses on lithium-ion batteries. You’ll explore their impact on the electric vehicle market, as well as at grid and home level.

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  • Week 1

    The importance of energy storage

    • Introduction to energy storage

      Energy storage could revolutionise the power and transportation sectors and affect several businesses. This is what we see in this activity to understand some of the most promising types of energy storage and their importance.

    • How will energy storage change the transportation and power sectors?

      One of the biggest challenges today is the transformation of power and transportation sectors. Battery storage could revolutionise both the sectors, as we will see in this activity.

    • How will energy storage transform our lives?

      This activity will give an overview of how energy storage is expected to affect the future. Is it possible to have 100% renewables?

  • Week 2

    Large scale battery production

    • What is the supply chain of lithium batteries?

      Large-scale battery production is surging and new players appear in different parts of the supply chain. In this activity, we explore the supply chain of lithium-ion batteries.

    • The manufacturing process of batteries

      In this activity, a representative of a large-scale battery production facility explains every step of the manufacturing process of lithium-ion batteries at these facilities.

  • Week 3

    Energy storage application: industrial products

    • The future of the undergound mining sector

      Battery storage can financially and sustainably revolutionise the future of industrial products in underground mining.

    • The business case of electrification in underground mining

      A representative of an underground mining company, which will soon go fully electric, presents the relevant business case.

    • The environmental impact of batteries for underground mining

      It’s crucial that we also understand the environmental impact of battery storage. In this activity, we will explore the environmental impact of batteries for the mining industry.

  • Week 4

    Energy storage application: Electric Vehicles

    • Electric vehicles - current market

      In this activity, we will explore the current worldwide electric vehicle market, including the price and range development but we will also look at the major players and current growth in EV manufacturing.

    • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

      In this activity, we will explore the different existing types of charging infrastructure. We will also discuss possible future trends and the key players in the field.

    • Electric vehicles - business models

      Did you think electric vehicles could play a role in the stability of the electricity grid? In this activity, we will discuss the link between electric vehicles market and stationary storage, exploring different business models.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply knowledge of current and future developments in energy storage and how they can affect the power and transportation sectors
  • Describe the supply chain in large-scale lithium-ion battery production and assess whether the resources are enough to sustain the energy transition
  • Develop new knowledge on the Li-ion battery industry
  • Identify financial benefits of battery energy storage solutions in underground mining
  • Reflect on the relation between underground mining and its environmental impact
  • Describe the current worldwide electric vehicle market, including the price and range development, major players in EV battery market and current evolution (growth) in EV manufacturing
  • Identify different types of EV charging and evaluate growth trends of European charging infrastructure
  • Describe new business models based on EV battery as energy storage solution (vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid scenarios)

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at professionals and postgraduate academics with energy, business, financial, economic and engineering backgrounds. However, anyone interested in developing their knowledge of energy storage and battery technology to enhance their professional development (from policymakers to management consultants) might find it useful.

Who will you learn with?

Mechanical and Sustainable Energy engineer with experience working on several renewable energy projects. Currently a project manager at EIT InnoEnergy with focus on energy and battery storage.

Who developed the course?

EIT InnoEnergy

EIT InnoEnergy is the European company promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and education in sustainable energy.

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