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Battery Storage: Understanding the Battery Revolution

InnoEnergy via FutureLearn


Learn about the importance of energy storage

What is energy storage, and why is it so important? On this course, you will learn about the most promising energy storage technologies, such as batteries, and how they can affect the future of the transportation and power sectors.

As you’ll see, the rising global demand for a stable energy supply requires flexible energy storage.

Discover how battery technology can help

Change is happening fast in the field of energy storage. As our technology develops, the need for effective ways to store energy is evident. With this course, you’ll learn how advancements in battery technologies can help address these needs.

Explore the present and future of batteries

As you work your way through this course, you’ll examine how the battery revolution is already underway, and what this means for our society and the environment.

As well as understanding batteries and how they’re used today, you’ll also explore what the future of energy storage might look like.

Examine emerging markets using battery storage

You will examine the benefits of using battery energy storage for industrial products – underground mining – and in mobility. You will also take a closer look at the lithium-ion battery production supply chain and manufacturing process.

In line with current advancements in new battery technology, this course mostly focuses on lithium-ion batteries. You’ll explore their impact on the electric vehicle market, as well as at grid and home level.

This course is aimed at professionals and postgraduate academics with energy, business, financial, economic and engineering backgrounds. However, anyone interested in developing their knowledge of energy storage and battery technology to enhance their professional development (from policymakers to management consultants) might find it useful.


  • The importance of energy storage
    • Introduction to energy storage
    • How will energy storage change the transportation and power sectors?
    • How will energy storage transform our lives?
  • Large scale battery production
    • What is the supply chain of lithium batteries?
    • The manufacturing process of batteries
  • Energy storage application: industrial products
    • The future of the undergound mining sector
    • The business case of electrification in underground mining
    • The environmental impact of batteries for underground mining
  • Energy storage application: Electric Vehicles
    • Electric vehicles - current market
    • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
    • Electric vehicles - business models

Taught by

Beatrix Daniel


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