19E064EOIE - Ecological/Renewable Energy Sources

Course specification
Course title Ecological/Renewable Energy Sources
Acronym 19E064EOIE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition No prerequisite
    The goal To identify the problems of sustainable development concerning the energy needs of growing human population. Explain the efficiency of energy conversion. Introduction to technologies of energy conversion from renewable sources. Explain the solar panel positioning, work principles and technology. Introduce the energy storage systems.
    The outcome Knowledge of energy sources on Earth and the possibilities of their use as well as the energy conversion efficiencies. The student knows to position the solar panel optimally and to determines by software the energy yield and economic viability. The student knows an optimal energy storage for any renewable energy source. Students are familiar with measurement and exploitation of wind energy.
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    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures Energy consumption of mankind. Renewable energy sources and their properties. Energy conversion efficiency. Sun's position. Photovoltaic panels, physical principles of work, technologies and properties. Solar collectors. Energy storage. Wind energy, anemometers and measurement methods. Assessment of energy potential. Wind turbine characteristics and exploitation. Distributed energy resources.
    Contents of exercises Solar panel characterization, wind speed measurement and RETScreen software introduction.
    1. J. Twidell, T. Weir, Renewable Energy Resources, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York, 2006 (Original title)
    2. (Original title)
    3. Erich Hau, Windturbines, Springer Verlag, 2000. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching 45 lectures + 15 hours of problem solving exercises + 15 hours of open field exercises (solar panel characterization and wind speed measurement) and RETScreen software introduction.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 10 Oral examination
    Colloquia 40