||Basics of energy sources and status quo on world energy supply, Energy conversion technology, Renewable energy resources and technologies, Energy storage, Energy economics and markets
|Intended Learning Outcome
- Students develop a renewable energy project plan analyzing the sectoral energy demand, energy resources potential, system sizing, socioeconomic and other relevant factors for a specific site
||Basics of energy planning (6h)
- Energy planning theories and models, decentralized energy supply system characteristics, rural electrification – principle and practices, etc.
- Energy planning tool – LEAP
Energy demand assessment (6h)
- Holistic sectoral (household, industrial, etc.) energy demand characteristics (electrical, thermal, etc.), demand analysis methods, energy demand data collection procedures and analyses, energy demand calculation and forecasting, etc.
Energy supply system (20h)
- Energy resources assessment and analysis for the site under study, renewable resources and technology selection methodologies, selection of proper supply infrastructure alternatives (decentralized vs. central), sizing of the energy supply systems required to meet energy demand (electrical, thermal, etc.), simulation of hybrid energy systems (e.g. use of HOMER software), etc.
Economics of the supply system (5h)
- Economic analysis methods for energy supply systems, business and financing models, rural energy supply projects operation models
Decision making (8h)
- Environmental, policy, regulatory and other factors relevant to the energy supply systems for the site under study
- Socioeconomic impacts of the supply systems
- Sustainable operation models
||Lecture, project work
||Project Work Group Report: 50%, Presentation: 20%, Exercise 30%
Rural Electrification Through Decentralized Off-grid Systems in Developing Countries. Author: Bhattacharyya (Ed.), Publisher: Springer
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