Course detail

Energy Storage Technologies

FEKT-MPA-UEOAcad. year: 2023/2024

Overview of energy storage, thermal and electrical storage. Storage of heat energy. Energy storage based on physical principles - flywheels, PVE, CAES, SMES. Electrochemical storage of energy, basic terms of electrochemistry and electrochemical sources. Lead accumulators, alkaline accumulators, lithium accumulators. Accumulators for special applications. Super capacitors. Fuel cells.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor's degrree level isrequested.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

up to 40 points during the semester (15 points from laboratory seminars and 25 points from a written test)
up to 60 points from a written final exam
The final exam is focused on verification of knowledge and awareness in the field of electrical materials.


The aim of the course is to provide basic information on various types of electrical and thermal energy storage and the possibilities of their deployment.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Huggins, R. A. Energy Storage: Fundamentals, Materials and Applicactions, Springer 2010, 2016. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, any year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme MPC-EVM Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introductory lecture

2. Storage of thermal energy I.

3. Storage of thermal energy II.

4. Overview of electric energystorage

5. Electric energy storage based onphysical principles – flywheels, PVE, CAES, SMES

6. Fundamentals of electrochemistryand electrochemical energy sources

7. Lead-acid batteries,fundamentals, design

8. Alkaline storage batteries,fundamentals, design

9. Lithium storage batteries,fundamentals

10. Lithium storage batteries -safety

11. Fuel cells - overview, design,properties

12. Flow-through redox batteries,storage batteries for special applications

13. Use of storage batteries inindependent sources of electric energy


Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Measuring current-voltage response of an electrolyzer

2. Current-Voltage Characteristics of a Hydrogen/Oxygen Fuel Cell as a Function of Temperature

3. Study of the properties of a secondary electrochemical cell using EIS

4. Study of the discharge characteristics of a secondary electrochemical cell

5. Flow-through vanadium storage battery