Focus on Coupling Solar PV with Battery Storage: Latest Developments and Trends
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Monday, December 6, 2021
9:30 – 11:30 am CST
A basic introduction to concepts
The argument for adding energy storage
Energy storage technologies
DC coupling vs. AC coupling
Economics of solar plus storage
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Course Title: Focus on Coupling Solar PV with Battery Storage: Latest Developments and Trends
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the latest developments and trends in battery storage technology for solar PV. Learners will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and will have the opportunity to explore and discuss design considerations for energy storage technology.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain the fundamental concepts of solar PV/battery storage coupling, and make the environmental and business case for adding additional battery storage.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe energy storage technologies.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to differentiate between DC coupling and AC coupling, and determining the appropriate use for each.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and manage design considerations when working on solar PV projects.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of solar PV/renewable energy concepts
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 10/07/2024
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