OF3EOI - Ecological/Renewable Energy Sources

Course specification
Course title Ecological/Renewable Energy Sources
Acronym OF3EOI
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 6.0 Status elective
      The goal To identify the problems of sustainable development concerning the energy needs of growing human population. To explain the advanced technologies of energy conversion from renewable sources and methods of measurement and prediction of energy potential, planning and making decisions.
      The outcome To apply in practice the knowledge of database collection and evaluation related to renewable energy sources conversion taking into account economical, ecological and social aspects together with energy conversion efficiency.
      Contents of lectures Influence of energy on the environment, economy, politics and military and social life. Sun as the energy source - direct solar energy conversion to heat and electricity. Wind, small hydro, tidal and biomass energy sources. Geothermal energy. Isolated energy sources and integration to the grid. Future trends. New technologies - hydrogen economy, fuel cells, Stirling converters. Energy efficiency.
      Contents of exercises LAB exercises, open field training, simple projects practices
      1. Lectures from course website
      2. J. Radosavljevic, T. Pavlovic and M. Lambic: Solar Energy and Sustainable Development, Civil engineering book, Belgrade, 2004
      3. Video presentation: Project INCO RISE (Renewables for Isolated Systems – Energy Supply and Waste Water Treatment) 2005-2007
      4. Solar Center North Carolina (Original title)
      5. wind energy from:
      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 + 20 hours LAB and open field exercises + 10 hours of seminars
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
      Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
      Projects 0
      Colloquia 40
      Seminars 0