This course provides detailed knowledge in energy storage, bioenergy, energy harvesting and energy distribution. 
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This course also provides you with knowledge and experience in designing and analysing renewable energy infrastructures in power generation, energy storage, distribution and corresponding renewable energy applications. 

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,700. The course fee includes lunch and refreshments during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the key benefits and challenges of energy storage, bioenergy, energy harvesting and distribution networks in renewable energy,
  • Identify the appropriate energy storage and distribution methods for different types of renewable energy systems,
  • Analyse the main configurations and components in power generation, energy storage and distribution networks for renewable energy systems,
  • Justify the importance of materials, control, integration and information management issues in renewable energy,
  • Appraise future technology and socio-economic trends in sustainability and assess associated opportunities and challenges.

Core content

Energy storage materials and technologies

  • Electrochemical and battery energy storage,
  • Thermal energy storage,
  • Medium to large scale energy storage,
  • Hydrogen storage.


  • Biorefinery,
  • Biofuels,
  • AD technology,
  • Energy from biomass and waste.

Energy distribution

  • Smart grid and micro-grid (technical),
  • Smart grid and micro-grid (socio-economic),
  • Smart grid for electric vehicles.

Energy harvesting

  • Energy harvesting technologies,
  • Internet of things (IoT) and energy harvesting for smart energy systems.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course.

10 Credit Points towards following MSc:


Dr Jerry Luo

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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