pre021 - Energy Resources and Systems (Complete module description)

pre021 - Energy Resources and Systems (Complete module description)

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Module label Energy Resources and Systems
Modulkürzel pre021
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Torio, Herena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module

After successful completion of the module students should be able to:

  • characterise the global energy system and analyse the structure and constraints of today’s energy system
  • explain the availability and connection between solar and wind energy
  • identify the problems and challenges of energy supply due to fluctuating energy resources with varying and seasonal load profiles
  • relate the solar irradiance conversion process as well as the atmospheric radiation balance of the earth to Wind Energy Meteorology
Module contents

This module will give an overview on the global energy system and the challenges of energy supply due to fluctuating energy resources with varying and seasonal load profiles.

Energy Meteorology  (Lecture ‑ 90 h workload)

Section I: Solar Irradiance

-        Radiation Laws

-        Solar Geometry

-        Interaction of solar irradiance with the atmosphere

-        Radiation Climatology

-        Solar Radiation Model

-        Statistical Properties of Solar Irradiance

-        Measuring devices to ascertain Solar Radiation balance

-        Satellite-supported data acquisition to assess Solar Irradiance

Section II: Wind Flow

-        Origin and Potential of atmospheric energy movements, Heat balance of the atmosphere

-        Physical laws of atmospheric flow

-        Wind circulation in the atmosphere, Local Winds

-        Wind flow in atmospheric layers (Vertical Structure, Ekman Layer)

-        Assessment of Wind potential (European Wind Atlas: Model, Concept

-        Wind Measurements

Energy Systems (Lecture ‑ 90 h workload)

-        Definitions, separation electrical - thermal energy use

-        Resources & reserves

-        Energy system analysis: Efficiencies at various levels of the energy chain; Exergy analysis

-        Energy scenarios

-        Climate Change

-        Advanced (power plant) technologies for conventional fuels
-        Electric power systems with large shares of renewables

Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 Prüfungsleistung: Klausur  (2h)
Form of instruction Lecture
Frequency SoSe und WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h