|Module label||Fundamentals for Renewable Energy|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Institute of Physics|
|Applicability of the module||
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
After successful completion of the module students should be able to:
The module is designed to give students a solid foundation to successfully start the MSc programme. The compulsory content from the fields of Energy Systems Modelling and Programming, as well as energy economics and management intends to provide a homogeneous knowledge base in these fields.
The compulsory content of the Primers course provides a basic introduction to Python as one of the leading programming languages in the fields of energy system analysis as well as a sound introduction to fundamental modelling approaches used in energy system analysis. These two topics provide a solid basis required for understanding the content of the provided specializations during the summer term. Additional optional materials within this course include videos, scripts and exercises in the fields of electric power systems analysis, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics or solid-state physics and are provided as optional self-learning materials that can be used on demand by the students to update their knowledge on these fundamental fields.
The course "Renewable Energy Management" offers an introduction to the most important areas relevant to the management of renewable energy companies. To this end, the course first provides a general introduction to economic fundamentals and principles. Students then gain insights into the following topics:
Each of these topics will be explored in depth through practical exercises, including guest lectures, simulations, stakeholder discussions, case studies and investment calculations.
T.Agami Reddy. 2011. Applied Data Analysis and Modeling for Energy Engineers and Scientists. Springer-Verlag New York.
RE Management (optional):
Anadon, L. D. (2012). Missions-oriented RD&D institutions in energy between 2000 and 2010: A comparative analysis of China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Research Policy, 41(10), 1742-1756.
Hoppmann, J., Volland, J., Schmidt, T. S., & Hoffmann, V. H. (2014). The economic viability of battery storage for residential solar photovoltaic systems–A review and a simulation model. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, 1101-1118.
Hoppmann, J., Peters, M., Schneider, M., & Hoffmann, V. H. (2013). The two faces of market support - How deployment policies affect technological exploration and exploitation in the solar photovoltaic industry. Research Policy, 42(4), 989-1003.
Gallagher, K. S., Grübler, A., Kuhl, L., Nemet, G., & Wilson, C. (2012). The energy technology innovation system. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 37, 137-162.
Jacobsson, S., & Lauber, V. (2006). The politics and policy of energy system transformation - Explaining the German diffusion of renewable energy technology. Energy Policy, 34(3), 256-276.
Nemet, G. F. (2019). How solar energy became cheap: A model for low-carbon innovation. London: Routledge.
Ossenbrink, J., Hoppmann, J., & Hoffmann, V. H. (2019). Hybrid ambidexterity: How the environment shapes incumbents' use of structural and contextual approaches. Organization Science, 30(6), 1125-1393.
Simkins, B., & Simkins, R. (2013). Energy finance and economics: analysis and valuation, risk management, and the future of energy (Vol. 606): John Wiley & Sons.
Wüstenhagen, R., Wolsink, M., & Bürer, M. J. (2007). Social acceptance of renewable energy innovation: An introduction to the concept. Energy Policy, 35, 2683-2691
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Type of module||Pflicht / Mandatory|
|Teaching/Learning method||Lectures, Exercises|
|Type of course||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Course or seminar||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Exercises||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Practical training||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Total module attendance time||84 h|
|Examination||Examination times||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Primer: During the semester
RE Management: At the end of the lecture period
Primer: Practical Exercises (3 exercises, weight 1/3 each)
RE Management: Written Exam