Energy Storage

Module number: EI 8033

Duration: 1 Semester

Recurrence: Summer semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 5


Professor in charge: Andreas Jossen

Amount of work

Class attendance: 45

Private study: 105

Total: 150

Course work and exam formalities

Written exam at the end of the semester, 60 min.


Overview of useable storage systems in an energy technological context; Fields of application: convenient for consumers and manufacturers; design, connection and properties of storage systems for kinetic, magnetic, electric, electrochemical energy: fly wheels, supraconducting magnetic energy storage systems (SMES), double layer capacitors, batteries; cost, performance characteristics and economic efficiency of storage systems in comparison.

Learning outcome

After participating in the module, the student is able to evaluate the possibilities but also the limitations of the presented storage concepts and their energetically optimal operation. Students get to know the characteristics of the storage technologies. At the end of the module, students are able to choose and to size an appropriate storage type, depending on the application requirements. In addition, they gain basic knowledge about the optimal application of storage systems.


Basic knowledge in physics, basic understanding of the mode of operation of technical-physical systems.


- Presentation

- Manuscript

- Exercises with solution available for download from the internet

Teaching and studying methods

In additon to the student's individual methods, deepening knowledge development by repeated calculation of problems during tutorials is aimed at. Teacher-centred lectures; solving of problems in tutorials.