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pre017 - Physical Principles of Renewable Energy Converters (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
Originalfassung Englisch PDF Download
Modulbezeichnung Physical Principles of Renewable Energy Converters
Modulkürzel pre017
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
180 Stunden

Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Physik
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master European Master in Renewable Energy (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Torio, Herena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Holtorf, Hans-Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Jimenez Martinez, Cuauhtemoc Adrian (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Knipper, Martin (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Günther, Andreas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Agert, Carsten (Modulverantwortung)
Knipper, Martin (Modulverantwortung)



After successful completion of the module students should have gained general methods of scientific experimenting and scientific writing. The focus of expertise will be on renewable energy in the following fields:

·         Radiation and Matter (solar photovoltaic cell)

·         Energy Storage (battery and hydrogen storage systems)

·         Fluids (wind profiles and wind energy converters
-         Heat Transfer (solar thermal collector, heat cube – radiation, convection, conduction)


This module complements and adds on to the lecture content of the modules pre022 Solar Energy (courses Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Energy)

as well as
pre025 Wind Energy and Storage (courses Basics of Wind Energy and Energy Storage)


Introductory Lab

Student’s knowledge on basics of measurement are levelled out by basic measurements of voltage, resistance and current as well as general detectors transforming temperature, speed and radiation in to electric signals.


Scientific Writing

Students are introduced in to general rules and practice of scientific writing and their awareness is created towards prohibited plagiarism and proper citation. 


The focus of the labs listed below is on the scientific principles of components and the technical description of those components.


Lab Radiation and Matter (solar photovoltaic cell)

In these experiments the relation between radiation density, its spectrum as well as PV-cell’s temperature is introduced.


Lab Energy Storage (battery and hydrogen storage systems)

Students explore the behaviour of a lead acid battery (charging and discharging, capacity, internal resistance as a function of capacity and state of charge) as well as a model electrolyser and model fuel cell whereby basic features of a hydrogen storage system and its components are distilled.


Lab Fluids (wind profiles and wind energy converters

In a model wind tunnel students search lift and drag coefficients of objects, specifically wind profiles (lift, drag, gliding angle as a function of wind speed) and they explore the operational characteristic of a model wind energy converter (cp-λ curve).


Lab Heat Transfer (solar thermal collector, heat cube)

The operational characteristics of a solar thermal collector and its efficiency dependency on radiation, ambient temperature and temperature gain from inlet to outlet are explored. Alternatively radiation, convection and conduction can be explored within the setup “heat cube”.

2011, A guide to writing articles in energy science, Weiss M., Newman Alexandra

PPRE Lab Reader Intro Lab  (annually updated)

PPRE Lab Reader Winter Lab  (annually updated)
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul Winter Semester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 40
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Laboratory, Lectures, Exercises
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge The participation in the “Introductory Laboratory 5.06.M101” as well as “Scientific Writing 5.06.M105” is compulsory for the participation in the laboratories

- Radiation and Matter,

- Energy Storage,

- Fluids,
- Heat Transfer
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 2 WiSe 28
Übung 2 WiSe 28
Praktikum 2 WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
Throughout the semester



5 lab reports +

1 exercise – in scientific writing