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Energy Storage

Module EI8033

This Module is offered by Chair of Electrical Energy Storage Technology (Prof. Jossen).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2013/4

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2015/6WS 2013/4

Basic Information

EI8033 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


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, supra-conducting magnetic energy storage systems (SMES), double layer capacitors, batteries; cost, performance characteristics and economic efficiency of storage systems in comparison.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of 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 know the characteristics of the storage technologies.
At the end of the module, students are able to choose and to size up an appropriate storage type, depending on the application requirements.
In addition, they have basic knowledge about the optimal application of storage systems.


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

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 3 Energy Storage Jossen, A. Parlikar, A. Thu, 11:30–13:00, N0314
Thu, 13:15–14:00, N0314
UE 1 Energy Storage Jossen, A. Parlikar, A. Thu, 14:00–14:45, N0314

Learning and Teaching Methods

In addition 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.


The following media are used:
- Presentations
- Manuscript
- Exercises with solutions available for download from the internet


E. Rumrich
Energiespeicher (Deutsch)

A. Jossen
Moderne Akkumulatoren richtig einsetzen (Deutsch)

J. Jensen
Fundamentals of Energy Storage (Englisch)

Zusätzliche Literatur wird in der Vorlesung besprochen.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written (60 min) exam students proof by answering questions and developing a theoretical storage solution for a given application that they unsterstand the characteristics, possibilities, and limitations of different storage concepts and are able to calculate the dimension and cost of a suitable solution.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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