Checking date: 07/08/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Renewable Energies
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: SORIA VERDUGO, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Thermodynamics. Heat Transfer Fluid Mechanics.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Objectives To introduce to the student in the socials problems associated with the consumption of conventional energy sources To provide the student with a specific knowledge about the captation, conversion, and use of renewables sources, considering energetical, economical and environmental aspects. To evaluate the renewable technologies and the energy savings for the economy and the nature conservation. At the end of the course the student will be able to: - Understand the energy consumption of fossil origin and their associated environmental impact, as well as the basic concepts of these technologies. - Evaluate conventional and renewable energy sources. - Design renewable systems for the production of tape hot water, heating and refrigeration. - Evaluate and design biomass systems.
Description of contents: programme
1.- Introduction to energy sources. 2.- Pollutant emisions assocated to energy conversion. 3.- Wind Energy. 4.- Thermo solar energy (low temperature). 5.- Photovoltaic solar energy. 6.- Thermoelectric solar energy. 7.- Biomass energy. 8.- Other renewable energy (Mini-hicraulic, Geothermal, Wave energy).
Learning activities and methodology
The methodology will include: 1. Lectures where the main concepts are explined. Lecture notes and bibliography will be available for the students to facilitate learning. 2. Problems solving classes where the mathematical proceduce to analyze renewable energy system will be established. 3. Problem solved by the student to consolidate the knowledge adquired in the classes. 4. Reports writing by the students concerning renewable energies. 5. Laboratory works based on informatic calculation; visits to experimental installations concerning renewable energies.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Goetzberger and V.U. Hoffman. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generatio. Springer. 2015
  • John A. Duffie and William A. Beckman. Solar Engineering of Thermal Process. John Wiley & Sons. 1980 o posterior
  • John A. Duffie and William A. Beckman. Solar Engineering of Thermal Process. John Wiley & Sons. 1980 o posterior

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.