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Energy Storage


A major part of this course will involve investigation of the hydrogen economy and hydrogen fuel cells. Inter-island energy transportation through a Caribbean wide super grid will also be discussed as well as small-scale energy storage options.

In order for renewable energy to meet consumer demand, energy storage will become more important as grid penetration increases. Therefore, this course will explore the functioning, properties, and application of physical-chemical energy storage systems.


1. Storage in the fuel distribution system
2. Thermal Energy Storage
3. Reversible Chemical Reactions
4. Mechanical energy storage
5. Electromagnetic energy storage
6. Hydrogen production
7. Hydrogen storage and distribution
8. Fuel Cells
9. Transport sector

  • Coursework: 50%
    • Laboratory Assignment 20%
    • Term Paper 10%
    • Mid-semester Exam 20%
  • Final Exam: 50%
    • (Three hours written exam)
Learning Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Differentiate between the various forms of electrochemical systems
2. Categorize the different forms of electrochemical storage options available
3. Explain the principles of construction and operation of the various options for hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
4. Elaborate on the technical challenges of a Caribbean wide super grid
5. Perform detailed hydrogen cell experiments and communicate results concisely via a written report.

Course Code: 
3 Credits
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