ME411 Renewable Energy Technology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ME411 Renewable Energy Technology 3 0 6 TUE: 09:00 - 10:50/THU: 09:00 - 09:50
Prerequisite Junior Standing It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mohamed E. Yahia Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail myahia@ius.edu.ba
Assistant N/A Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course aims to provide an introduction to power systems, its basic components and their functioning, focusing on renewable energy resources, their technologies and applications. The course will help students recognize society's present needs and future energy demands and identify imposed challenges due to conventional ways of electric and thermal energy generation. Accordingly, it aims to motivate students to explore, analyze and utilize various renewable energy sources´ potential, due to applicability for given sites (using professional software tools). The course, within its scope, will also focus on helping solve environmental and economic problems in the society, directing it towards sustainable development.
Textbook Richard A. Dunlap (Author), Sustainable Energy, Cengage. Boyle Godfrey (Author), Renewable Energy, Oxford University Press. Boyle Godfrey, Bob Everett and Janet Ramage (Authors), Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future, Oxford University Press. Michael A. Laughton (Editor), Renewable Energy Sources, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Classify and describe main energy sources, their primary applications and technologies.
  2. Describe (and judge) challenges and problems associated with the use of various energy sources, including fossil fuels, with regard to future supply and the environment.
  3. Collect and analyze different renewable energy sources´ potential data.
  4. Compare different renewable energy technologies, choosing the most appropriate one, based on local conditions at the given site.
  5. Perform simple technoeconomical assessments of renewable energy systems.
  6. Perform and compare environmental assessments of different renewable energy systems.
  7. Modeling renewable/hybrid energy power systems that meet specific energy demands, are economically feasible and have a minimal impact on the environment (by applying appropriate software tools).
Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Active assignments for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the Course and introduction to power systems
Week 2 Background: Energy Basics: Work, forms of Energy, and Power
Week 3 Thermodynamics: Heat energy and heat pumps, Electricity Generation
Week 4 Past and present energy use
Week 5 Exponential Growth and Hubbert model
Week 6 Challenges for Sustaiable energy development
Week 7 Fossil fuel resources and use
Week 8 Midterm exam
Week 9 Solar Energy
Week 10 Wind Energy
Week 11 Hydroelectric Energy
Week 12 Wave Energy, and Tidal Energy
Week 13 Geothermal Energy
Week 14 Students´ project presentations
Week 15 Revisions
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm exam 1 25
Assignment (Project and presentation) 1 15
Quizzes 1 20
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm Exam 11 1 11
Assignments 5 4 20 Final Exam Study 13 1 13
Active software tool application (tutorials) 4 3 12 Generation facilities visit tour 10 1 10
Home Study 3 14 42
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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