Course detail

Energy Storage Technologies

FEKT-MKC-UEOAcad. year: 2020/2021

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.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CENEK, Miroslav. Akumulátory od principu k praxi. Praha: FCC Public, 2003. ISBN 80-86534-03-0 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Overview of energy storage, thermal and electrical storage
2. Thermal energy storage
3. Power storage based on physical principles - flywheels, PVE, CAES, SMES
4. Basic terms of electrochemistry and electrochemical energy sources
5. Accumulators - overview. Lead accumulators, basic principles, division of structures
6. Lead accumulators
7. Alkaline batteries
8. Lithium accumulators, basic principles
9. Lithium batteries - safety
10. Accumulators for special applications, superconductors
11. redox flow batteries
12. Fuel Cells - Overview, Design, Characteristics.
13. Application of accumulators in independent power sources


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.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MKC-EVM Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer