Syllabus for Batteries and Storage

Batterier och lagring

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB270
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Renewable Energy Production A1F, Energy Technology A1F, Technology A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2011-03-07
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2013-08-27
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 36, 2013
  • Entry requirements: At least 10 credits at Master's level in renewable electricity production.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

After completing the student should be able to:

  • describe the most important battery systems and their role in the energy system and as consumer products,
  • calculate the energy density and storage capabilities of batteries,
  • analyse charge/discharge curves for the most common types of rechargeable batteries and interpret concepts describing battery performance (SOC, SOH, etc.),
  • interpret different simulation models for how electronic systems affect battery behaviour,
  • evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different energy storage systems in the context of different applications involving energy storage. 


Description of primary and secondary batteries and their role in the energy system: different battery chemistries, concepts describing the storage capabilities of batteries in context of both energy and power. How an electric power system can affect the operation of a battery, for example, in a vehicle or for large scale storage. Different modelling techniques from atomic to systems level. Description of other storage systems: water power, flywheels, pumped air, etc. Laboratory practicals.



Lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals.


Written test at the end of the course (4 credits) and laboratory practicals (1 credit).

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.