Semester: 3 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Renewable Energy Sources and Waste Management
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry
Contact person: dr inż. Przemysław Bukowski e-mail:
Short description: Passing the course “Renewable energy sources” provides a technical knowledge about devices for energy production like wind turbines, water turbines, boilers dedicated for biomass, ground heat exchangers, hydrogen fuel cells etc. Practical part of the course teaches how to calculate efficiency and proper work parameters of discussed devices. Students gain also skills for measurements and designing different devices which utilize the renewable fuels and energy sources.
Full description: Acquisition and use of various forms of renewable energy. Calculation method yields energy and geometric parameters and the parameters of the equipment sourcing energy from renewable sources. The specificity of the enterprise in the field of renewable energy. Technical assessment - economic system for renewable energy production.
Bibliography: Compulsory 1. Aitken, Donald W. (2010). Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future, International Solar Energy Society, January, 54 pages. 2. Decker, Jeff. Going Against the Grain: Ethanol from Lignocellulosics, Renewable Energy World, January 22, 2009 3. Duchane, Dave; Brown, Don (December 2002). "Hot Dry Rock (HDR) Geothermal Energy Research and Development at Fenton Hill, New Mexico". Geo-Heat Centre Quarterly Bulletin (Klamath Falls, Oregon: Oregon Institute of Technology) 23 (4): pp. 13–19. ISSN 0276-1084. Retrieved 2009-05-05 4. International Council for Science (c2006). Discussion Paper by the Scientific and Technological Community for the 14th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, 17 pages. 5. International Energy Agency (2008). Deploying Renewables: Principles for Effective Policies, OECD, 8 pages. 6. Jeff Scruggs and Paul Jacob. Harvesting Ocean Wave Energy, Science, Vol. 323, 27 February 2009, p. 1176. 7. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2006). Non-technical Barriers to Solar Energy Use: Review of Recent Literature, Technical Report, NREL/TP-520-40116, September, 30 pages. 8. REN21 (2010). Renewables 2010 Global Status Report, Paris: REN21 Secretariat, 78 pages 9. Renewables 2007, Global status report, Complementary Fanchi J. 2004. Energy: technology and directions for the future. Elsevier Academic Press. Burlington, USA
Learning outcomes: Learning outcomes: In terms of knowledge: He has knowledge of the systems, processes and technologies used in the production of energy from renewable sources, It has news about the specifics of the enterprise carrying out harvesting and utilizing renewable energy sources. He knows how to develop the concept acquisition and use of energy from renewable sources, can be done by calculating the economic efficiency of projects related to renewable energy sources In terms of skills: Passing the course provides a technical knowledge about renewable energy sources like sunrays, biomass, hydrogen or wind and water. Students will be also able to calculate or design devices for renewable energy utilization like ground heat exchangers, water and wind turbines or boilers dedicated for biomass combustion. In terms of social competences: Ability of cooperation in small group. Taking a part in discussion. Able to set priorities to enable selection of the optimal source of renewable energy in the receiving system, is aware of the impact of the proposed solutions on the environment, understands the need for continuous training
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes 100%

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