Energy Storage

CourseEnergy Storage
InstructorDr. Matthias Vetter, Dr. Peter Schossig, Dr. Tom Smolinka
PrerequisitesCourse Energy Technologies at UCF
Corresponding moduleSpecialization Option: EES I or II, Electives
DescriptionIntroduction and motivation energy storage (electric, thermal, PtG):  Large-scale integration of renewable energies and the role of energy storage; Technical requirements of power grids; Overview energy storage options and applications; Key parameter of energy storage systems; Technical requirements of storage systems; Economic analyses for storage systems Basics of energy storage systems: Mechanical (pumped hydro, CAES, fly wheels); Electric (SuperCaps); Electrochemical (Lead-acid, NiCd, NiMh, Lithium-ion; Sodium-ion; NaS / NaNiCl); thermal storage systems; chemical storage and PtG systems Design of battery systems (focus Lithium-ion): Test and characterization of cells; Battery module and system design (components, construction, cooling); Safety issues; Battery management; Thermal management; System integration (system options, power and communication interface); Peripheral components (inverter, energy management) Design of thermal storage systems: Description of technologies: sensible heat storage, latent heat storage, thermochemical storage. technical applications: long term storage, short term storage, from cold storage to high temperature storage. Component and system layout, best case examples, limits and future expectations Design of hydrogen storage and PtG systems: different system layouts and main components of hydrogen and PtG storage systems, water electrolysis as core component for PtG systems, advantages and drawbacks for repowering in fuel cells and thermal engines, best case examples of PtG installations,  intersectoral extension to further Power-to-X technologies

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