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Seasonal energy storage and conversion technologies

Individual course

Course content:

  • 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

By the end of the course, the student

  • understands potentials and limitations of the sources and drivers for energy transition and more flexible energysystems
  • 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
    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 method: Real-time lectures and exercises, the recordings are available afterwards.

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Further information about the studies

University of Vaasa
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Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Xiaoshu Lu

Contact person for applications

Monica Sandberg , Student services designer
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Energy storages
Applications and technologies of energy storages
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University of Vaasa
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