CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

COURSE MODULES

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS* 714/814 (3 - 8 April 2017)

*No MEng students may take Renewable Energy Systems in 2017


This course forms the foundation of the various modules in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies. It will provide course participants with an overview of the most significant renewable energy resources, concepts, technologies and challenges to overcome climate change and other sustainable development goals and an insight into the possible solutions to sustainable energy usage. Course participants will be able to recognise, understand and evaluate the different renewable energy resources available today and in the future. The main themes will include:

  • Basic Energy Concepts;
  • Conversion of Energy;
  • Renewable Energy Resources:
    • Hydro-Energy
    • Geothermal Energy
    • Tidal, Wave and Ocean Energy
    • Wind Energy
    • Solar Thermal Energy
    • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Renewable Energy Scenarios;
  • Case studies of renewable energy systems.