pre410 - Renewable Energy Technologies I (Course overview)

pre410 - Renewable Energy Technologies I (Course overview)

Institute of Physics 12 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2021/2022 Examination
  • No access 5.06.M121 - Photovoltaics Show lecturers
    • Dr. Martin Knipper

    Wednesday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly (from 20/10/21), Location: W16A 004, (online)
    Wednesday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly (from 20/10/21), Location: (online)
    Dates on Wednesday, 26.01.2022 10:30 - 11:30, Wednesday, 27.04.2022 16:15 - 17:15, Location: W03 1-161, W16A 015/016

  • No access 5.06.M123 - Solar Thermal Energy Show lecturers
    • Dr.-Ing. Herena Torio

    Friday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly (from 22/10/21)
    Friday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly (from 22/10/21)

    Students gain knowledge on: - Assessment of solar thermal ambient parameters: regional global, diffuse, reflected solar radiation on horizontal and on tilted plane, ambient temperature - Solar thermal collectors - Solar thermal heat exchangers - Solar thermal storages - Solar thermal systems and their operation - Characterization of solar thermal system - Asessment methods for solar system behaviour

  • No access 5.06.M125 - Basics of Wind Energy Show lecturers
    • Dr. Michael Hölling

    Dates on Friday, 03.12.2021, Monday, 06.12.2021, Thursday, 09.12.2021 - Friday, 10.12.2021, Monday, 13.12.2021, Thursday, 16.12.2021 - F ...(more)
  • No access 5.06.M127 - Energy Storage Show lecturers
    • Hans-Gerhard Holtorf, PhD
    • Prof. Dr. Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
    • Dr. Martin Knipper

    Dates on Friday, 12.11.2021 14:15 - 15:45, Friday, 12.11.2021 14:15 - 16:45, Friday, 19.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45, Friday, 19.11.2021 14:15 - 15:45, Friday, 19.11.2021 14:15 - 16:45, Monday, 22.11.2021, Thursday, 25.11.2021 - Friday, 26.11.2021 10:15 - 11:45, Friday, 26.11.2021 14:15 - 15:45, Friday, 26.11.2021 14:15 - 16:45, Monday, 29.11.2021, Thursday, 02.12.2021 10:15 - 11:45, Friday, 03.12.2021 14:15 - 15:45 ...(more)
    Location: W16A 004, W16A 015/016, W03 1-161 (+2 more)

    The lecture course, held by Prof. R. Steinberger, introduces Hydrogen as Energy carrier and fuel cells as efficient, emmission-free energy converters.

  • No access 5.06.M311 - Hydro- & Marine Power Show lecturers
    • Hans-Gerhard Holtorf, PhD
    • Dr.-Ing. Herena Torio

    Dates on Monday, 18.10.2021, Friday, 22.10.2021, Monday, 25.10.2021, Thursday, 28.10.2021 - Friday, 29.10.2021, Monday, 01.11.2021, Thur ...(more), Location: W16A 004, W16A 015/016, W03 1-161 (+1 more)
    Achtung: AM 25.10.2021 findet eine Exkursion statt!!! Meeting at Niedersachsendamm, above the dock,+Oldenburg/@53.1262688,8.2115821,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47b6df740222db2d:0x48fecacd18891a99!8m2!3d53.1263396!4d8.2136742 Lecture Goal and Competencies: The lecture Hydro Power I seeks to familiarize students with technological, socioeconomic and ecological aspects. Students get acquainted with basics of the technical components of Hydro Power (HP) and Ocean Power (OP) systems: their setup, their operation, their specific challenges and their linkages with one another. At the end of this unit students may size a HP for given local geographic and hydrological conditions on a basic level. They can describe the entire setup as well as individual components. They are aware of basic challenges beyond the technical problems of HP and OP systems. Students are in the position to list advantages and disadvantages of HP and OP in comparison with other renewable energy technology. Detailed Content*: • 2h Theoretical background – general hydraulic terms, Bernoulli Equation, Major Empirical Formulae and their backgrounds. • 2h Water Resource – catchment area, seasonal precipitation, flow duration curve, dam, & run off river. • 2h Powerhouse – penstock, water hammer, cavitation, tailrace. • 4h Turbines – main types of turbines, their characteristics & their components. • 3h Ocean Power Overview * indicated times are face-to-face times.

  • No access 5.06.M313 - Biomass Energy Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Michael Wark, Dipl.-Chem.
    • Dr. Alexandra Pehlken

    Friday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly (from 22/10/21), Location: W16A 004
    Friday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly (from 22/10/21), Location: (online)
    Dates on Saturday, 29.01.2022 08:00 - 10:00, Thursday, 14.04.2022 09:00 - 11:00, Location: W03 1-161, W16A 004

    The students will understand the principles and potential uses for biomass as well as the shortcomings of biomass as a renewable energy. The students will develop an understanding of the growth and degradation of every type of biomass, as well as the basics of a balanced ecosystem and the sustainable use of biomass. Students gain basic understanding on biomass processing technologies. In cooperation with the Energy Systems & Society Module, one shall gain an understanding of the connection between man and the function of a healthy ecosystem and its preservation. Competence: The students gain competencies with critical discourse of competitive uses of biomass between human consumption, animal feed, raw material and fuel. The students are taught the issues concerning biomass transportation as well as the economic and ecological criteria involving its planning and use. They develop criteria, in order to address the complex relation between the future and a sustainable energy supply. The students gain competence to better the living conditions of rural inhabitants in developing countries through improved applications of biomass for daily energy needs. Content: Basic Understanding of: • Nature or photosynthesis: chemical storage of solar energy; Efficiency of Plants • Composition of biomass: sugar, starch, fat, oils, protein, lignin • Knowledge of typical crop yield and energy content of various plants • Typical energy crops in different climates • Form and distribution of biomass uses in different geographic and climatic regions • Traditional and modern energetic uses of biomass as well as the efficiency and technology • Degradation process of biomass: Microorganisms, classification and metabolism (main degradation) Sustainable Biomass Use • Soil fertility, decrease and destruction of natural fertility • Soil ecology • Growth and diversity of biomass • Roll of the microorganism in the metabolic cycle Technology The guiding theme are the principles of traditional and modern energetic use of biomass, the constraints and efficiencies for food preparation, transport, and thermal and electrical energy production • Biomass cookers, Improved Cook Stoves • Wood gasification • Biogas equipment • Biodiesel production • Ethanol production from sugarcane • Methanol production

Hinweise zum Modul
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Before the end of the lecture period
Module examination
4 Exams (weight 25% each): Written exam or Paper with Presentation
Skills to be acquired in this module

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

  • critically evaluate and compare three major Renewable Energy conversion processes and technologies: photovoltaics, wind energy and one out of the following three: solar thermal energy, biomass energy or hydro power.
  • critically appraise various electrochemical storage processes and the respective storage techniques
  • analyse various system components and their interconnections within a complex Renewable Energy supply system.
  • evaluate the Renewable Energy supply systems’ operational size and efficiency.
  • critically evaluate non-technical impact and side effects when implementing renewable energy supply systems

Depending on the selected area, students should be able to:

  • Photovoltaics
    • understand, describe and compare major technologies for photovoltaic solar energy usecritically appraise and assess various technologies for PV solar energy use and components involved in such solar systems.
    • size and evaluate the performance of solar systems as a function of their operation conditions, components and system layout
  • Basics of Wind Energy
    • Understand the physical principal of wind energy conversion
    • Understand wind turbine aerodynamics
    • Critically evaluate and describe basic characteristics and functioning of wind energy converters
  • Fuel Cells & Energy Storage
    • Understand the operation principles and main variables influencing different fuel cell technologies
    • Understand principles and variables governing the behaviour of electrical storage systems
    • Critically evaluate and describe electrochemical storage systems with a focus on batteries as well as hydrogen storage systems (electrolyser, gas storage and fuel cells)
  • Solar Thermal Energy
    • understand, describe and compare major technologies for solar thermal energy use
    • analyse various system components and their interconnections within a solar energy system.
    • critically appraise and assess various technologies for solar thermal energy use and components involved in such solar systems.
    • size and evaluate the performance of solar systems as a function of their operation conditions, components and system layout
  • Biomass Energy
    • understand the basic chemical background of bioenergy-related materials, systems and processes
    • understand different technology concepts for bioenergy usage
    • Understand the links between biomass sources and other production processes (different substrats, different deployment processes)
    • Get to know main economical and legal constraints for biomass energy use
  • Hydro & Marine Power
    • Understand main technologies for hydro and marine power use (different turbine types, their different sizes and uses as well as main variables influencing the performance of the systems in each case
    • Understand principles and methods to assess the hydro and marine-power resource potential of a site
    • Appraise the links between different components in a water-based energy system to assess its overall performance
    • Identify critical points in the implementation and use of such systems