Solar
Batteries and Storage

How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future

by Wes Kennedy • Last updated 02/2021

4.5/5 (view ratings)
381 students
1 module
01:00 hours
3 assignments

Course description

This one hour lecture builds the case for battery energy storage systems and then discusses specific use cases for those systems. Topics include problem drivers such as climate change, intermittency of renewable sources, and problems with high penetrations of renewables on the utility grid.

Use cases discussed include back up and resiliency, self-consumption, tariff optimization and a comparison of grid vs load defection. This short lecture broadly covers the range of topics that are driving the energy storage market place.

Instructor Wes Kennedy’s experience with battery systems dates back to 1996. Since then he’s helped design and develop innovative projects using advanced energy storage and power conditioning equipment.

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Learning Objectives

Participants in this course will upon completion of this course, be able to:

  • • Why batteries: the case for battery energy storage systems
  • • Battery energy storage system use cases in residential and commercial
  • • Technologies needed to make the grid of the future into reality
  • • Advantages of grid connected solar plus storage systems over grid defection

Full course outline

Module 1 - How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future

  • How Storage Paves the Way for the Grid of the Future (01:00:59 hours)

Instructor

Wes Kennedy

Principal, WeSolar plus

Wes has foused his career on design and application engineering in the microgrid deployment sector, currently with Blue Planet Energy. He managed sales engineering with Fronius inverters and was the senior application engineer for SMA America’s Hybrid Energy Solutions group. In this position, project scope ranged from residential PV with battery backup to MW-scale...Learn more

Ratings

4.5
61 reviews

381 students have taken this course

by Edward Mulder 03/19/2021

I highly recommend this course in order to get a nice overview of the big picture for renewable storage.

by ALAA ALAAMEIN 03/19/2021

in courses need live videos i thing well be communicate the information clear

by Cora Saxton, Director of North Coast , GRID Alternatives 12/13/2020

If you want to understand the reasons behind the battery buzz watch this course.

by Dr N Suthanthira Vanitha 04/12/2020

Knowledge Improved

by Herbert Lubis 04/09/2020

PUT THE BATTERY AS THE FUTURE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

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