Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

Renewable Energy Technologies

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

This integrated course provides a detailed insight into major technologies for harnessing renewable energy sources. In addition to classical renewable energy sources such as sun, wind and water, the course also covers geothermal energy, tidal energy and heat pumps. The theoretical content is supplemented by practical laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

Module ETE3 provides sound knowledge of renewable energy technologies and still widespread conventional thermal energy technologies. Students are enabled to understand and assess the individual technologies, to consider their advantages and disadvantages and to select the best suitable technology for the application at hand.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Wietschel/Ullrich/Markewitz/Schulte/Genoese: Energietechnologien der Zukunft, Springer Vieweg; Watter: Regenerative Energiesysteme, Springer Vieweg; Quaschning: Erneuerbare Energien und Klimaschutz, Hanser; Baehr: Thermodynamik, Springer; Kugeler/Phlippen: Energietechnik, Springer; Dubbel - Taschenbuch für den Maschinenbau; Springer; VDI-Gesellschaft: VDI-Wärmeatlas, Springer Vieweg; Properties of Water and Steam in SI-Units/Zustandsgrössen von Wasser und Wasserdampf in SI-Einheiten, Springer-Verlag;
Journals: Erneuerbare Energien, SunMedia Verlags GmbH, BWK - Das Energie-Fachmagazin, Springer VDI-Verlag

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