This course aims to provide the students with an overview over Renewable Energy resources and to introduce them to current and emerging technologies to exploit those resources. The course introduces available or projected technologies for generation of electricity or to satisfy primary energy demand from renewable resources and place these technologies in context with environmental, political and economic constraints with a focus on local applications and cooperation with local industry. The concepts of Demand Management and Energy Storage will be discussed as well.
Pre-requisites: SCIMTH101;
Optional prerequisites: ENGMECH101, SCIPHYS101, SCIEART101
For the course, you should be familiar with the first and second law of thermodynamics and be able to understand standard thermodynamic cycles; the hydrostatic equation, the continuity equation, and Bernoulli's equation should be familiar as well. If in doubt, talk to the lecturer (G. Kocher-Oberlehner)