After completing the course, the student should be able to
describe in general terms current technologies for utilizing renewable energy
discuss advantages and disadvantages of different energy systems
discuss other factors associated with renewable energy processes, such as environmental and socio-economical impact
find, organise and present information pertaining to renewable energy systems available in databases, journals and the media
Overview of energy systems, different renewable energy techniques, and associated issues. These may include: artificial photosynthesis, solar cells, biomass and other biofuels, biological hydrogen production, fuel cells, batteries, other renewable energy sources of energy (e.g. hydroelectricity, wind power, tidal power etc.), sustainable development.
Invited speaker seminars, discussion seminars, site-visit (excursion), literature project assignment.
Oral examination throughout the course (2 credits). Assignments. The course ends a written project report and oral presentations (3 credits). The final grade represents a weighted sum of the different assessment tasks.
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