Energy Resources and Energy Systems

REM E6110 Energy Resources and Energy Systems
Exam Code 6110
Credit Points 5 ECTS
Term Winter
Module Coordination Prof. Ramchandra Bhandari
Lecturers Prof. Ramchandra Bhandari
Workload (h) 45 Attendance 105 Self-Study
Prerequisites none
Intended Learning Outcome
  • Students will be able to analyze world energy supply scenario and the potential of different renewable energy resources using the energy statistics and resources database
  • Students will be able to illustrate different renewable energy conversion technologies for specific purpose
  • Students will be able to evaluate the sustainability of energy systems
Content Basics of energy (3h)

  • Units and forms of energy

Energy conversion technology (9h)

  • Different energy conversion technologies
  • Energy production and supply chain

World energy supply (8h)

  • Global major energy resources and reserves
  • World energy demand and supply
  • Energy use and climate change impacts

Renewable energy resources and technologies (17h)

  • Renewable energy resources measurement and potential assessment: Solar resources, Wind resources, Bio energy resources, Hydro-power resources, geothermal resources, etc.
  • Hybrid energy system concept
  • E-mobility and other new forms of energy applications

Energy storage (3h)

  • Basics of energy storage and storage types

Sustainability assessment of energy systems (5h)

  • Energy indicators for sustainable development
  • Energy and sustainability – a nexus approach
Teaching Method Lecture, group work
Assessment Method Written examination: 100%
Recommended Reading

Understanding Renewable Energy Systems. Author: Volker Quaschning, Publisher: Routledge Renewable Energy Resources. Authors: John Twidell, Tony Weir, Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Boyle, G. 20xx: Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future. Oxford University Press

IEA, WEO, etc. reports More: to be announced in the classroom

Version 19.11.2015

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