This course will provide in-depth introduction to existing energy storage solutions being used on the electric grid and in vehicles with a primary focus on batteries and electrochemical storage. We will discuss the operating characteristics, cost and efficiency of these technologies and how tradeoff decisions can be made. Special attention will be given to system-level integration of new storage technologies, including chargers, inverters, battery management systems and controls, into the existing vehicle and grid infrastructure. Further investigations include issues relating to integration of electric vehicle charging with demand-side management, scheduled renewable energy absorption and local grid balancing. Class format involves regular guest lectures, required lab participation, and field trips to relevant sites. Enrollment is limited; if you are interested in taking the course, please fill out a brief questionnaire at n Please contact with any questions regarding the application or course information.
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