13M061ESV - Solar and Wind Energy

Course specification
Course title Solar and Wind Energy
Acronym 13M061ESV
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition No prerequisite
    The goal Study of technology for conversion of solar energy to thermal, electrical, mechanical and chemical energy with special attention to wind energy application. Education in designing, development and management in the field of sustainable development using solar and wind energy.
    The outcome Knowledge of some professional software tools for designing solar and wind energy conversion equipment, and for development and management in the field of sustainable development using solar and wind energy.
    Contents of lectures Direct conversion of solar energy to heat and electricity. Wind as one form of solar energy. Wind climatology and wind energy potential assessment. Wind parks and isolated wind turbines. Integration of wind power plants into transmission grid. Ecology and economy of wind electricity plants. Development and management of solar and wind projects.
    Contents of exercises Solar panel characterization, miniature wind turbine characterization and RETScreen software training.
    1. J. Twidell, T. Weir, Renewable Energy Resources, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2006 (Original title)
    2. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching 30 lectures + 15 hours of problem solving exercises + 15 hours of open field exercises (solar panel and miniature wind turbine characterization) and RETScreen software training.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 10 Oral examination
    Colloquia 40