pre025 - Wind Energy and Storage (Complete module description)

pre025 - Wind Energy and Storage (Complete module description)

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Module label Wind Energy and Storage
Modulkürzel pre025
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
180 Hours
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Additional Modules
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Hölling, Michael (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Knipper, Martin (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Wark, Michael (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Agert, Carsten (module responsibility)
  • Knipper, Martin (module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module

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

·         Critically evaluate and describe basic characteristics and functioning of wind energy

·         Understand the physical principal of wind energy conversion

·         Understand wind turbine aerodynamics

-         Critically evaluate and describe electrochemical storage systems with a focus on batteries as
           well as hydrogen storage systems (electrolyser, gas storage and fuel cells)

Module contents

Basics of Wind Energy:

  • Wind characterization and anemometers
  • Aerodynamic aspects of wind energy conversion
  • Wind turbine performance
  • Design of wind turbines
  • Dimensional analysis and pi-theorem


Energy Storage:

  • Fundamentals of electrochemistry and thermodynamics
  • Energy and environmental balances
  • Fundamental setup of most common battery types
  • Fundamental chemical reactions in these batteries
  • Operational characteristics of batteries (charging & discharging, weir processes and service lives)

·         E. Hau: Wind Turbines - 2nd edition, Springer, Berlin 2005

·         T. Burton et al.: Wind energy Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2001

·         J. Twele und R. Gasch: Wind Power Plants, Springer, 2011

·         Gold Peak Industries. Lithium Ion technical handbook. 2003; Available from:

·         Fürstenwerth, D. and L. Waldmann, Stromspeicher in der Energiewende. 2015, Agora
          Energiewende: Hannover, Germany. p. 22.

·         Hoppecke, Installation, commissioning and operating instructions for vented stationary lead-
          acid batteries, Hoppecke, Editor. 2013, Hoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co. KG: Brilon,

-         Fischer, W., Blei Fibel - Stationary Lead-Acid Batteries, An Introductory Handbook. 1996,
          Hoppecke, Germany: Hoppecke. 130p..

Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Annual, Winter Semester, first semester in SuRE and EMRE
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method Lecture, Exercises
Lehrveranstaltungsform Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Exercises 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
End of Module’s Block

Written Exams (wind energy & energy storage)