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[Live Webinar] Energy Storage Technologies for Solar and Wind Power

Intended Audience: Electrical, Environmental & Energy Engineers
Credits: 2 PDH Units
When: Tuesday 9/20. 2 – 4 pm ET


This 2-hour interactive presentation is based on Volume 2, Chapter 12, of the National Renewable Energy Laboratories Renewable Electricity Futures Study of 2012, edited by M.M. Hand, G. Porro, T. Mai, M. Meshek and D. Sandor of NREL, J. M. Reilly of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S. Baldwin of the USDOE, E. DeMeo, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc. and D. Argent of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis.  It reviews past, present and possible future methods of energy storage that will be necessary to meet the goal of 80% of U.S. 2050 electrical energy production by renewables.  In the 10 years since 2012, excellent progress has occurred in the implementation of the study conclusions, as shown by recent updates to the 2012 material.


  • National Renewable Energy Laboratories, Renewable Energy Futures Study, Volume 2, Chapter 12, 2012.
  • Messenger & Abtahi, Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, 4th Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL  2017.
  • news.com.au/technology/environment/thats-a-record-south-australias-tesla-battery-responds-to-coalfired-plant-failure/
  • Stanfield, Petta & Auck, Charging Ahead:  An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, April 2017. (IREC)
  • www.energystorage.org/energy-storage/pumped-hydroelectric
  • Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Storage Analysis 2.0

Date:  Tuesday.  September 20, 2022.  Starts: 2 – 4 pm EST/EDT
Credits: 2 PDH Units

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, the student should understand the terminology and the benefits, advantages and disadvantages, including environmental impacts associated with a wide range of energy storage methods.  Specific topics discussed are

  • The reasons for interest in and the need for energy storage.
  • Small scale battery storage for PV systems.
  • Energy storage vs capacity storage.
  • Recent large battery storage projects.
  • Efficiency and economics of large storage systems.
  • Existing pumped hydro, compressed air and battery storage systems
  • Emerging storage technologies: Flywheels, capacitors, superconducting magnets, hydrogen, weight lifting.
  • Where the energy storage action is.
  • Possible future scenarios for meeting the 2050 80% renewables goal.

Special Webinar Instructions

After payment, please visit this webinar page, click “Start Course” and fill out the Webinar Registration Form.  You’ll receive email notification and details on how to join the webinar.  You will then be able to access the webinar slides, test your system and receive webinar reminders.  After completing the webinar requirements, your certificate of completion will be saved and available for download in your profile.

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Course Reviews


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  1. Great course and overview. Well done.


    Well done. Nice overview. Entertaining as well.

  2. Energy Storage for Solar ans Wind Power


    Excellent course taught by an expert with much experience

  3. 5

    Great course. Covered a lot of material very well.

  4. Very Nice Presentation


    I don’t get into energy storage devices much…my job simply doesn’t address that. So I found much of what was presented fascinating. I learned a great deal and will pursue elements of what I learned for both professional (education) and personal reasons.

  5. comprehensive presentation


    Brought me up to speed on several developments in the last few years. Good explanation of fundamentals with updates to the 2012 REFS data.



    Thorough and comprehensive for good introductory level for everyone

  7. Energy Storage Technologies for Solar and Wind Power


    Course was very well done. It had a lot of good information i will be able to use.

  8. Basic overview of storage


    As someone installing solar and storage this was a very basic course which I unfortunately did not learn much. The course would be good for those with very little background in the technology. But if you are already following I would not take the course.



    Prof. Messenger is very knowledgeable and keenly in tune with the state of energy storage technology. His responses to questions were succinct and to the point. I would recommend attending this webinar to colleagues.

  10. Energy Storage Technologies for Solar and Wind Power


    Excellent course! Provides a comprehensive survey of current storage technologies for renewable energy systems and applications as well as the trade-offs and design considerations. Will definitely take more courses on renewable energy. Great spring board for further studies on renewable energy and energy storage applications. Thank you!

  11. Energy Storage Technologies for Solar and Wind Power


    Excellent overview of the renewable energy technologies. Professor Messenger was interesting to listen to and was very forthcoming with answers to questions and his views.

  12. power balancing with variable sources


    Wished that some of the information had been updated from the 2012 report

  • $99.00
  • Average Rating4.8
  • Webinar No: WBNR-1149
  • PDH Units: 2

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