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Renewable Energies

Module name (EN): Renewable Energies
Degree programme: Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021
Module code: UI-ERN
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (grade), Presentation (passed)

[updated 14.06.2021]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFBEES-312 , Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
EE1105 Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 1, mandatory course
UI-ERN Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021, semester 3, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Marc Deissenroth-Uhrig
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Marc Deissenroth-Uhrig

[updated 07.08.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
- identify the different forms of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, hydro and ocean energy, geothermal and biomass.
- distinguish between terms such as primary, secondary, final and useful energy.
- perform simple design calculations.
- illustrate the main conversion steps of energy in renewable energy systems.
- formulate simple mass and energy balances.
- research scientific questions in a team and present them to an audience.
- independently document contributions developed in the team.
- put their own study group together to work as a team on a conference paper about “renewable energies”.

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Module content:
After an introduction to mass and energy balances in simple technical systems and the prediction of energy yields (annual frequency distribution), the following topics will be introduced:
- Hydropower (potential and aggregates)
- Ocean energy (potential and aggregates)
- Wind turbines
   (power of the wind, drag rotor, lift rotor, power of a wind power turbine)
- Solar thermal power
    (solar irradiance, solar thermal water heating, solar thermal power plants, ORC plants)
- Geothermal (temperature-dependent utilization options: generating heat and power, near-surface and deep geothermal energy (HDR with ORC plants).
- Photovoltaic systems (cells, modules, power inverter)
- Biomass (growth and classification of biomass, forms of biomass, utilization chains with final energetic use, special biomass (energy crops and algae), utilization systems, grate-fired combustion plants, biodiesel, biogas, bioethanol, combustion chemistry and emissions)

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Teaching methods/Media:
Course materials and exercises Groups will be divided up into individual teams to conduct an RE conference on self-selected presentations (gamification); Students will create and document posts for social media.
At the end of the module, students will hold presentations and take a written exam.

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Recommended or required reading:
Kaltschmitt, Martin (Hrsg.): Erneuerbare Energien, Springer, (akt. Aufl.)
Khartchenko, Nikolaj V.: Thermische Solaranlagen, Springer, (akt. Aufl.)
Quaschning, Volker: Regenerative Energiesysteme, Hanser, (akt. Aufl.)
Zahoransky, Richard: Energietechnik, Springer Vieweg, (akt. Aufl.)

[updated 14.06.2021]
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