pre200 - Selected Renewable Energy Technologies (Course overview)

pre200 - Selected Renewable Energy Technologies (Course overview)

Institute of Physics 6 KP
Semester courses Winter semester 2023/2024
Form of instruction: VA-Auswahl
Hinweise zum Modul
Prüfungszeiten
At the end of the semester
Module examination
Written exam (2x)
Skills to be acquired in this module

The module intends to give an overview and deeper understanding of front-edge topics and technologies relevant for the energy transition.

Current main such topics are the rolling out of the hydrogen economy as well as circular economy and critical material use and ocean energy converters. In the context of the energy transition in the global south, small hydro turbines may play a relevant role and are also part of the module content. Main skills to be achieved in the module are:  

  • Understand and describe front-edge topics in the energy transition.
  • Cross-sectoral topics, technologies and new research topics relevant for the energy transition.
  • Understand the principles, chemical and energy conversion processes involved in hydrogen and fuel cell systems.
  • Understand the role of hydrogen in the energy transformation and the main energy conversion processes in which it is involved.  
  • Critically evaluate and describe hydrogen storage systems (electrolyser, gas storage and fuel cells) as well as their uses, advantages, characteristics and pitfalls.
  • Understand and describe principles governing ocean energy converters
  • Understand and describe principles governing micro-hydro energy converters
  • Understand and describe concepts for circular economy and recycling in the energy sector
  • Understand methods for assessing critical materials, their definitions and importance for the energy transition