The purpose of this 3-hour course is to follow up on the previous introductory course on the design of grid-connected PV systems with no energy storage. This course will cover PV systems with energy Storage (ESS).
The course begins with a discussion of the classifications and operating modes of ESS, followed by detailed discussion of the nuances of system integration, including electrical, control, monitoring and communications, backup and grid-support options. Several designs are presented and discussed in detail.
Because ESS technology is moving at a fast pace, emphasis is placed upon understanding basic ESS concepts to provide the student with the tools to understand the design and operation of future ESS systems. While the student may not emerge from this course as an expert in design of ESS systems, a basic understanding of how the systems work and what is involved in the design can be reasonably expected.