EAS723 Renewable energy sources

Code EAS723
Name Renewable energy sources
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty
Academic staff Francesco Romagnoli, Ieva Pakere, Miķelis Dzikēvičs, Dzintars Jaunzems, Vladimirs Kirsanovs
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Renewable energy flow; solar, wind, hydro, ocean waves, tide, geothermal and bio-fuel energy systems. Energy storage and distribution. Integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems. Planning of energy supply scenarios with increased share of renewables..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To train to and analyze renewable energy options and to evaluate technical and environmental aspects of technologies based on renewable energy. To train to characterize renewable energy sources, cross-comparisons and comparisons with non-renewable energy resources on the basis of indicators such as energy intensity, location, time of permanence, security, environmental aspects. To teach to perform calculations related to the issue of renewable energy conversion to electricity and heat.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to analyze options to use renewable energy, using general theoretical principles and relationships, which are applicable regardless of a particular technological solution. - Examination: Practical works, course work Assessment criteria: accomplished practical works No.1-9, successful completion and defence of course work.
To be able to describe the renewable energy resources and compare them with non-renewable energy resources, taking into account energy intensity, location, time of permanence, security. - Examination: Practical works, course work Assessment criteria: accomplished practical works No.1-9, successful completion and defence of course work.
To be able to evaluate and compare technical and environmental aspects of the various technological solutions based on renewable energy. - Examination: Practical works, course work Assessment criteria: accomplished practical works No.1-9, successful completion and defence of course work.
To be able to make calculations of conversion processes for renewable energy. - Examination: Practical works, course work Assessment criteria: accomplished practical works No.1-9, successful completion and defence of course work.
To be able to perform calculations related to the integration of renewable energy sources into energy supply systems combining them with other energy conversion, hydrogen technology and transportation - Examination: Practical works Assessment criteria: accomplished practical works No.10-12.
To be able to analyze power system scenarios with varying proportion of renewable energy and technological solutions. - Examination: Practical and course work Assessment criteria: accomplished practical work No.12, successful defence of course work. The knowledge level will be evaluated in the final examination.
Course prerequisites Specific prerequisites are not required.

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