Semester: Wintersemester 2017/2018

5.04.624c Introduction to Renewable Energies


  • Montag: 16:00 - 18:00, wöchentlich


Introduction into the areas of renewable energies, with special emphasis on energy conversion and utilization, based on complex physical models. The student will be able to understand the fundamental principles of the field renewable energies.

Energy supply and demand; energy use & climate change, energy resources; renewable energy sources (resources, technology & application): photovoltaics, solar thermal systems and power plants, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy, biomass; hydrogen technology and fuel cells; energy storage; sustainable energy supply.




  • Bereich Erneuerbare Energien
  • Studium generale / Gasthörstudium
  • Weitere Veranstaltungen

Für Gasthörende / Studium generale geöffnet:

Anzahl der freigegebenen Plätze für Gasthörende

Hinweise zum Inhalt der Veranstaltung für Gasthörende
During the lecture in Winter term 2016/17 an online Seminar Blog will be introduced. The protected online environment sevres to create a format of a teaching/learning platform allowing to read results from colleagues, exchange and comment on ideas. It allows to administer media. The usage of such a media for the first time will serve to identify, if such a platform supports students and have positiv effect on course results. This lecture gives an overview over the utilisation of renewable energy sources. The lecture handles this subject mainly from a natural scientific and technical point of view, nevertheless also social, historical and political aspects are regarded. The different renewable energy sources are introduced, their most important physical laws and effects are explained and the magnitudes of their physical and technical potentials are named. The planned schedule of content for the upcoming summer semester is (subject to modifications): Overview over global energy; current energy situation and importance of renewable energies; energy storage, personal energy balance; solar radiation & resources; solar energy systems I; solar energy systems II (optional with exercise); biomass; geothermal & ocean technologies; wind turbines; wind farms; optional exercise about wind energy; future power supply: scenarios; hydropower; transition of our energy supply: social and political aspects.

Hinweise zur Teilnahme für Gasthörende
Die Veranstaltung wird in englischer Sprache gehalten.


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