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RE5M1 - Renewable Energies

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Module name:

Renewable Energies

Scope and form:

The Renewable Energies module enables students to acquire first valuable insides within the areas of renewable energy

Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

15 weeks;4hours/week

Type of assessment:

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Qualified Prerequisites:

Foundations on renewable energy (Bachelor)

General module objectives:

The aim of this module is teaching conceptually the fundamentals of renewable energy resources which are becoming more important as an alternative to fossil energy resources and providing the knowledge about the analysis techniques which are necessary for the usage of these resources. In the scope of this module; scientific principles about solar energy (thermal systems and photovoltaic), geothermal energy, wind energy, biomass energy and other renewable energy resources will be the main subjects and they will be evaluated with the basis of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer and also energy efficiency, energy economics and policies.

Topics and short description:

Energy and basic definitions, solar energy basics, general photophysical definitions, photocatalytic processes, solar thermal applications, photovoltaics, wind energy, biomass energy, geothermal energy, other renewable energy resource, energy efficiency, energy economics and policies.

Learning outcomes:




Knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering to define problems in renewable energy

Experimental design,modeling, data analysis, interpretation of the results

solve problems in renewable energy technology applications using modern techniques and IT tools.

Conceiving the importance of renewable energies in comparison to fossil fuels

Renewable energy technologies and related literature can be followed and transferred into information obtained orally or in writing.

producing solutions for international energy sustainability problems

energy policies related to renewable energy resources

To follow national and international standards of quality in renewable energy applications and to be aware of energy and environmental issues

Closely following developments in renewable energy technologies and present this information in national and international platforms

Know the difference between renewable energy system applications

Experimental design,modeling, data analysis, interpretation of the results

Being able to get the knowledge about the different applications between the basic sciences and engineering sciences in the field of renewable energies

Recommended literature:

Donald R., 1981. “ Solar Energy”. 516 pages, Printice Hall Inc. London,UK.
Horspool W. M., 1984. “Synthetic Organic Photochemistry”, PlenumPress, London.
Twidell, J. W, Weir, A. D., 1986. “Renewable Energy Resources”, E. & F.N. Spon.
Bottcher H. (Ed.), 1991.“Technical Applications of Photochemistry”, DeutscherVerlagf├╝rGrundstoffind.
Duffie,J.A. and W.A. Beckman, 1991. “Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes”. 2nd Edition, 919 pages, John Wiley and Sons. Inc., New York,USA.
G.Kocar, A.Eryasar, O.Ersoz, ?.Ar?c?, A.Durmus, "BiyogazTeknolojileri", 2010
Murov, L., Carmichael I., Gordon L. H., 1993. “Handbook of Photochemistry”, Marcel Dekker, 2nd Edition.
Suppan P., 1994. “Chemistry and Light”, The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Goswami, D.Y.,F. Keith and J.F.Kreider, 1999. “Principles of Solar Engineering”. 2nd Edition, 6994 pagesi Taylor and Francs, Philadelphia, USA.
Eicker,U.2003. “Solar Technologies for Buildings”. 323 pages, JohnWiley and Sons. Inc, West Sussex, England.
Tiwari,G.N.,2004. “Solar Energy: Fundamentals, Design, Modelling and Applications”. 525 page, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, India.
Prakash R. S., 2010, M. Umeno, “New Concepts in Solar Cells “, ASI publications, India.
Krebs C. B., 2008, “Polymer Phtovoltaics”, SPIE Publications, USA.
Christopher Higman and Maaren van der Burgt, "Gasification", 2003, Elsevier Science