Renewable Energy Technology II

Module MW1476

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

MW1476 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer 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


Solarthermal concepts Photovoltaic Cells Hydropower

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.


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

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Renewable Energy Technology II Dienstag, 08:30–10:00

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.


Powerpoint presentations, Handouts (print copies and pdfs)


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.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.