Energy Storage


Stanford School of Engineering



From portable electronics, to vehicles, and power grids, the need for energy storage is ever-present in modern society. But as technology advances and the demand for energy grows, where will human beings turn next? How will these solutions be developed?

This course examines two very important energy storage applications for the future: grid scale electricity and batteries. Learn about the chemistry and materials science behind these solutions, as well as the economics that influence their development.

For those without a chemistry or engineering background it is highly suggested to begin with the 101 guide in the course overview.

What you will learn

  • Battery applications and parameters
  • Grid electricity storage and technologies
  • Power generation supply and demand
  • Chemical components and marketing of different types of batteries
  • Battery safety

Topics include

  • Performance advantages and disadvantages of lead acid batteries
  • Inadequacy of existing technologies
  • Next generation of li-based batteries

This course is approximately 3 hours of video content with 1 hour of coursework.

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 0.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.


  • $295 per online course


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Delivery Option:
Online Course $295.00

Course Access
60 day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.