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Renewable energy

Code

ME-ENE1

Version

1.0

Offered by

Mechanical Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Thermodynamics

Main purpose

The purpose of the course is to ensure that the student will understand the design and calculation of renew-able energy plants with focus on energy production, energy savings and storage and environmental condi-tions

Knowledge

The student will acquire knowledge in,
– Energy savings
– Thermal solar heating and simulating of energy storage systems using TRNSYS 17
– Other thermal energy system (Packed-bed storage, storage wall and phase change energy storage)
– Biomass and biogas
– District heating and district heating network
– Geothermal energy
Renewable energy management (e.g. tax structures, costs for energy production, cost analyses, environmental issues)

Skills

Analyse the consumption of town or building and evaluate possible energy savings. Calculate the energy production from renewable sources with the integration of various energy storage scenarios. Calculate the eventually needs for supplementary fossil fuel production and the saving of CO2 emission.

Competences

The student will be able to communicate with students, engineers and companies about renewable energy and outline proposals for renewable energy supply. 

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The workload for student is expected to be 138 hours. There will be 3 lessons per week in 14 weeks.
The teacher will go over the course topics in the classroom, combining theory with exercises and black-board teaching as well as PowerPoint presentations.
The student is expected to read the detailed literature and to solve compulsory assignments between lessons. 
 
Student Activity Model:
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:

Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 32 hours – 23%

Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 79 hours – 57 %

Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 27 hours – 20 %

Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 0 hours – 0%

Resources

Eriksen, Åge Bredahl: Compendium: Renewable energy
TRNSYS 17

Evaluation

Examination

Requirements for attending examination
Mandatory course activities completed

Type of examination:
Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.
Course assignments account for  40 % of final grade 
Examinations account for  60 % of final grade
Censor: Internal

Allowed tools:
None

Re-examination:
Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams.

Grading criteria

Additional information

Responsible

Salwan Dihrab

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Energy Design

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