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pre328 - Mini Project & Wind Farm Study (Complete module description)
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Module label Mini Project & Wind Farm Study
Module code pre328
Credit points 7.5 KP
Workload 225 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme European Master in Renewable Energy (EUREC) (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Skills to be acquired in this module
This module is split in two parts. The first one is the Mini Project and the second is the Wind Farm Study. During the mini-project students are skilled in preparation, writing and presentation of a scientific project, of their choice. They learn how to make a bibliographic research, organise their references, focus on a special topic, describe the problem, collect data, and draw conclusions. Finally, they gain experience on presentations. Students are encouraged to connect their mini-project topic with their internship. In parallel, during the wind farm study, students make their own study on the design of a wind farm. Individual data are provided, together with the necessary computational tools to be used in the various steps of the study (Wind data, wind turbine, energy calculations, Wind farm layout, Integration issues and financial evaluation)
Module contents
1. Mini Project Students are encouraged to realize a mini project in a subject of their interest. Through this project, students are focus on a special topic of wind energy: - Aerodynamics / Aero-elasticity / Aero-acoustics / Loads, - Wind forecasting / capacity credit (short term – long term), - Hybrid solutions for isolated systems, - Wind farms design / wake effect, - Small scale wind turbines for rural/urban applications - Financial issues / External costs / Green certificates / CO2 Emissions taxes - Control - Analysis of market development - Off shore (design, development, wind assessment) - Measuring methods and monitoring - Grid integration / electrical issues - Operation and damages - Environmental issues The typical form of the mini-project’s report submitted is: - Abstract – key words - Introduction / scope /objectives - Bibliographic research - Methodology - Computational part - Results - Discussion / conclusions 2. Wind Farm study The steps of the wind farm study is consists of: - Wind data analysis (statistics, wind rose design), - Wind turbine design for the specific site using Blade Element Momentum theory - Energy calculations for the specific wind turbine and wind data, using a cost model for the minimization of the LCOE - Wind farm’s layout and wake effect calculation - Integration issues for specific autonomous power system (wind energy curtailment, capacity credit) - Financial evaluation (IRR, NPV, PBP)
Reader's advisory
European Wind Energy Association: Wind Energy - The Facts. 2004. J.F. Manwell, J.G.McGowan, A.L.Rogers, J.Willey and Sons: Wind Energy Explained – Theory, Design and Application. 2002. R. Gasch, J. Twele, James and James: Wind Power Plants - Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. 2002. M. J. Pasqualetti, P. Gipe, R.W. Righter (eds): Wind Power in View. Academic Press, 2002. R.Y. Redlingen, P.D. Andersen, P.E. Morthorst: Wind Energy in the 21st Century. UNEP, 2002. T. Burton, D. Sharpe, N. Jenkins, E. Bossanyi: Wind Energy Handbook. John Wiley and Sons, 2001. P. Gipe: Wind Energy Comes of Age’. John Wiley and Sons, 1995. S. Heier: Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems. John Wiley and Sons, 1998. L.L. Freris (ed): Wind Energy Conversion Systems. Prentice Hall, 1990. T. Ackermann: Wind Power in Power Systems. Wiley, 2005.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Mini Project: Submission deadline end of May Wind Farm Study: Submission deadline end of April
Mini Project (50%): Written report up to 3,500 words, Presentation (15-20 minutes presentation plus discussion) Wind Farm Study (50%): Written report (15-20 pages)
Course type Seminar
Workload attendance 0 h