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Renewable Energies

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Renewable Energies
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: EE1105
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P211-0212, P212-0003, P212-0004
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1P (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

[updated 23.02.2024]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBEES-312 (P610-0004) Electrical Engineering - Renewable Energy and System Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, mandatory course
EE1105 (P211-0212, P212-0003, P212-0004) Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 1, mandatory course
UI-ERN (P212-0003, P212-0004, P251-0019, P251-0020) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 3, mandatory course
UI-ERN (P212-0003, P212-0004, P251-0019, P251-0020) Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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:
EE1534 Simulating and Measuring Wind Turbines
EE1636 Experiments in PV and Wind Technology

[updated 28.03.2024]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Marc Deissenroth-Uhrig
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Marc Deissenroth-Uhrig

[updated 16.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- 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”.

[updated 23.02.2024]
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)

[updated 14.06.2021]
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.

[updated 14.06.2021]
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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