From portable electronics, to vehicles, and power grids, the need for energy storage is ever-present in modern society. But as technology advances and the demand for energy grows, where will human beings turn next? How will these solutions be developed?
This course examines two very important energy storage applications for the future: grid scale electricity and batteries. Learn about the chemistry and materials science behind these solutions, as well as the economics that influence their development.
This course assumes you have a college level understanding of chemistry and engineering. For those without a chemistry or engineering background it is highly suggested to review the 101 guide in the course overview first.
You Will Learn
- Battery applications and parameters
- Grid electricity storage and technologies
- Power generation supply and demand
- Chemical components and marketing of different types of batteries
- Battery safety
- Performance advantages and disadvantages of lead acid batteries
- Inadequacy of existing technologies
- Next generation of li-based batteries