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Energy Storage Systems Short Course

September 6, 2021 @ 08:00 - September 10, 2021 @ 17:00

This course aims to enable participants to understand the concepts and technologies used for electric Energy Storage (ES). Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries will be highlighted as the dominant technology in new projects. The complex safety, performance and life issues of this technology will be addressed.

The technical and financial parameters that drive the project designs of grid-connected and off-grid ES will be discussed.

Participants will become familiar with the major factors that determine Energy Storage selection and sizing, and receive various case studies to use for benchmarking.

The module aims to provide professionals with sufficient understanding to establish the key requirements and financial benefits of Energy Storage technology and applications in various grid-connected and off-grid systems.

Who should attend?

Any person or organization that needs to learn more about electrical systems, integration of renewable energy supply, and electricity planning will benefit from this course.


Prof. Ben Bladergroen completed his chemical engineering degree at the University of Twente (NL) before he joined the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 1998 as a PhD student. After some time as postdoctoral fellow he was appointment as research manager for industrial contract research in 2005. From 2007 Prof Bladergroen accepted his role as the deputy director of the South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry. Prof Bladergroen is currently heading the Energy Storage Innovation Laboratory (ESIL) which was created in 2015 as a platform to commercialize emerging technologies in partnership with local businesses.

The course is designed for a restricted number of attendees so as to personalize and maximize the learning experience. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Earn 4 CPD points
Attend this course from the comfort of your home!
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this course will be presented using virtual platforms.
Registration closes on 26 August 2021

Download the full brochure.

The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) acts as a point of entry into Stellenbosch University for the general field of renewable energy.


September 6, 2021 @ 08:00
September 10, 2021 @ 17:00
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