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pre051 - Renewable Energy Systems Laboratory and Modelling (Complete module description)
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Module label Renewable Energy Systems Laboratory and Modelling
Module code pre051
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
180 hours
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Günther, Andreas (Authorized examiners)
Holtorf, Hans-Gerhard (Authorized examiners)
Jimenez Martinez, Cuauhtemoc Adrian (Authorized examiners)
Torio, Herena (Authorized examiners)
Knipper, Martin (Authorized examiners)
Peinke, Joachim (Module responsibility)
Knipper, Martin (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module

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

-        implement as well as critically analyse and discuss models and their limitations using various methods

-        develop research questions and approaches to answer them

-        perform laboratory measurements or simulations in a university environment

-        analyse and interpret their results using relevant and widely used software tools
-        work and communicate their results with international and interdisciplinary partners according to scientific standards

Module contents

In this module the students obtain the knowledge and skills on programming, modelling and critically analysing simulations and apply those in a topic on renewable energies of their choice. Students have the choice to simulate specific renewable energy components or systems which are later investigated in hands-on laboratories. Through this students learn to critically discuss the results of their simulations and compare them to real measurements as well the results from differently implemented simulations from which they deduce the limits and validity of the respective models.

Modelling and Simulation of Renewable Energy Systems (Lecture & Seminar ‑ 90 h workload)

-        numerical concepts

-        differential equations

-        discrete models

-        statistical modeling

-        algorithms to develop simulations

-        building a simple model from the field of renewable energies

-        various tools to implement and critically analyse the performance and limits of a model

-        examples of various simulation approaches

Laboratory on Renewable Energy Systems (Theoretical‑practical Seminar ‑ 90 h workload)

-        Theory, Hands-on experience and reporting on either:

  • Improved Cook Stoves
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Solar Home Systems
  • Meteorological Resource Assessment
-         Student conference on the Performance of Renewable Energy Systems
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Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Sommersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture and Laboratory
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 SuSe and WiSe 28
2 SuSe and WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Student conference at the end of the semester
1 Examination:  Conference contribution approx. 15 min presentation and approx. 8 pages of written discussion