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Seasonal energy storage and conversion technologies

Individual course

You can also complete 3 ECTS. The application is same as for the 5 ECTS version

Course contents

  • Introduction: Integration of different energy networks / vectors (heat, biogas, transport, natural gas network, hydrogen)
  • Energy conversion: Technologies, electromechanical energy conversion, wind energy conversion, solar energy conversion
  • Energy storage technologies: Electricity storage systems, mechanical (pumped hydro, compressed air, flywheel), electrochemical (secondary batteries, flow batteries), chemical (hydrogen), electrical (double-layer capacitor), thermal (sensible heat storage)
  • Large-scale storage applications: Heat storages and future district heating systems with distributed heat sources, seasonal storage solutions for smart and sustainable buildings in local energy communities
  • Modelling the long-term deployment of energy storage integrated energy systems

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the student

  • understands potentials and limitations of the sources and drivers for energy transition and more flexible energy systems
  • can describe physical and performance characteristics related to important energy conversion and storage technologies
  • has basic knowledge about effective integration of distributed energy resources for providing flexibility to the electricity networks
  • can evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design and select suitable solutions
  • can analyse and recommend conversion and storage technologies for different large-scale and long-term storage applications, including seasonal and grid energy storages
  • has a basic understanding of the future in the relevant professional jobs
  • has gained a solid theoretical foundation of engineering experience
  • has developed lifelong learning and interpersonal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures (recordings available) and exercises. There is no group work.  Exam or other equivalent assessment (most likely homework 30 % + report 70 %).

More information in University of Vaasa’s course page.

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Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Xiaoshu Lu

Further information about the studies

University of Vaasa
FITech contact person Vaasa

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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