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Understanding Energy Storage: The Battery Revolution

Explore the world of energy storage and understand the role of batteries.

Understanding Energy Storage: The Battery Revolution

Why join the course?

With more energy coming from renewable sources and a rising demand for stable energy supply, the world needs flexible energy storage. Batteries might be the answer.

On this course you will learn about the applications of energy storage in different sectors including transport and power. You will examine the benefits of using battery energy storage for industrial products, like in underground mining. You will also discover the battery production supply chain.

Through the course you will meet professionals from the energy industry and gain valuable insights into this exciting field.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The importance of energy storage
  • Needs for energy storage and storage alternatives
  • Energy storage in the power and transportation sectors
  • Energy storage and our energy future
  • Large scale battery production
  • Supply chain and battery manufacturing process
  • Energy storage application: industrial products
  • The business case of electrification for underground mining
  • Environmental considerations of batteries for underground mining

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
    This course started 3 December 2018

What will you achieve?

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

  • Apply knowledge of where developments in energy storage are heading and their potential effect on our future, within the power and transportation sectors.
  • Describe the supply chain in large-scale battery production and assess if 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.

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals and postgraduate academics with energy, business, financial, economic and engineering backgrounds, but anyone interested in developing their knowledge of energy storage and enhancing their professional development (from policy makers to management consultants) might find it useful.

Who will you learn with?

Dimitra Maleka

Mechanical and Energy engineer with MSc in Sustainable Energy. I have worked on several renewable energy projects. Currently a digital learning manager at InnoEnergy with a focus on battery storage.

Who developed the course?

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


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