Renewable Energy Technology I

Module MW1475

This Module is offered by Chair of Energy Systems (Prof. Spliethoff).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

MW1475 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 20 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

* Introduction to energy conversion concepts, primary energy carriers, potentials, turbines and generators, * to climate change, green house gases, CO2-emission certificates, Kyoto- and Kopenhagen-Protocol, * to political boundaries, german and world-wide subsidisation of renewable energy technologies * distiction between sources of renewable energies * Technological overview on power generation with fossile energy carriers (including CCS-concepts) * Wind turbines - historical development - potentials - technologies * Biomass power plants - Combustion - Gasification - Fermentation - Biofuels * Geothermal power plants

Learning Outcome

Students should be able to differentiate between fossile and renewable energy carriers, evaluate the potential of generating power in large quantities in future energy supply scenarios and the technological, political and social boundary conditions. A profound knowledge of renewable energy technologies (hydro, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal) should enable students to assess pro's and con's of fossile vs. renewable energies in order to be able to decide on the best suited technology in a certain scenario.

Preconditions

Basic knowledge of compontents for power generation (generators, turbines, boilers, etc.)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

ArtSWSTitelDozent(en)Termine
VO 2 Renewable Energy Technology I Mittwoch, 16:00–17:45
Mittwoch, 16:00–17:45

Learning and Teaching Methods

90 min lecture including discussion on the current topic per week. Students are encouraged to take part in the discussion and to question the arguments given by the lecturer. Autonomous preparing at home is needed to fully understand the learning matter.

Media

Powerpoint presentations, Handouts (print copies and pdfs)

Literature

Handouts, literature recommendations

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The exam consists of a number of short questions on certain aspects of the topics presented as well as some calculations. Each lecturer will add a certain amount of questions according to his or her contribution to the lecture. Each lecturer will correct his or her contribution and report the number of points sustained to Lehrstuhl für Energiesysteme, where the are points are added up and a grade will be calculated.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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