Exercises: 5.06.M201 Ü Exercise to Sustainability of Renewable Energy - Details

Exercises: 5.06.M201 Ü Exercise to Sustainability of Renewable Energy - Details

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Course name Exercises: 5.06.M201 Ü Exercise to Sustainability of Renewable Energy
Course number 5.06.M201 Ü
Semester SoSe2024
Current number of participants 1
expected number of participants 10
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Exercises in category Teaching
First date Thursday, 04.04.2024 10:00 - 12:00, Room: W16A 003
Type/Form Ü
Participants Students of PPRE
Lehrsprache englisch

Rooms and times

W16A 003
Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (13x)


- Introduction to the term sustainability
- Strategies and dimensions in sustainability research and discussion: efficiency, consistency and sufficiency, as well as related concepts (e.g. rebound)
- Growth/De-growth and decoupling of growth and emission
- Life-cycle analysis
- Thermodynamic methods: exergy, EROI and related approaches
- Social indicators and their relation to energy use
- Economic indicators and related paradigms in the context of energy consumption
- Case study on the real life renewable energy project DESERTEC

After successful completion of the seminar students should be able to:
- analyse, and critically compare and evaluate selected sustainability concepts and strategies addressing renewable energy systems
- critically appraise and analyse the principles and implications of selected scientific methods and theories for a sustainable energy supply
- critically evaluate the suitability and meaningfulness of different sustainability indicators, theories, methods and practices regarding their role and impact for developed countries, on the one hand, and developing countries, on the other
- perform an integral assessment, involving several relevant aspects related to the sustainability of a particular real-life renewable energy project as well as identify the main barriers, potentials and driving factors for improving it
- perform a literature review on selected sustainability approaches to a professional standard and extract the main related conclusions, and arguing critically on them
- present data and information both verbally and in the written form, including quotation to a professional standard

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