Technology Basics of Renewable Energy Exploitation
- analyze the resources (energy potentials) for all covered sources of energy
- explain the basic differences and limitations of of treated source of energy in terms of density, predictability, variability and impacts on the environment and economy
- create an assessment of of power and produced electricity for all energy sources covered
Forms of Teaching
Seminars and workshops
Seminars and workshops
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Homeworks||5 %||10 %||5 %||10 %|
|Seminar/Project||10 %||20 %||10 %||20 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||25 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||35 %|
|Final Exam: Oral||10 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||60 %|
|Exam: Oral||10 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- EU renewable energy legislation; Croatian renewable energy legislation.
- Wind resources (modelling, estimation, prediction); Modelling of wind turbine aerodynamics.
- Wind turbine types and electromechanical conversion in wind turbines; Connection and control of wind turbines in a wind power plant.
- Power converters in wind turbines; Wind farm integration into the electrical energy system; Technical and economical impacts of wind power plants on power systems.
- Small hydro power plants.
- Hydrogen and electrolysis.
- Fuel cells.
- Midterm exam.
- Physical basics of solar irradiance on Earth; Model of solar irradiance on a tilted surface on Earth; Solar resources - modelling and prediction; Direct transformation of solar energy - photovoltaic effect, cells, modules and arrays.
- Photovoltaic system modelling; Power converters in photovoltaic systems; Solar tracking; Maximum power point tracking; Concentrating solar energy systems; Solar thermal power plants.
- Geothermal power plants.
- Sea thermal energy conversion; Tidal energy; Sea wave energy; Sea resources assessment.
- Overview and classification of energy storage according to the capacity, efficiency, flexibility and durability; Dynamic characteristics of storage systems; Available power and energy characteristics; Analysis of time response, cycle efficiency and capacity of the storage system; Optimal allocation of energy storage; Potential benefits of introduction of energy storage in power systems; Energy mix and storage capabilities; Energy conversion efficiency; Storage modeling; Optimal siting and sizing; Pumped hydro storage; Large hydro accumulation; Battery energy storage systems; Utilization of partially degraded EV batteries for grid purposes; Compressed air energy storage; Modelling and control of large-scale energy storage systems; Battery energy storage systems; Capacitors and high power energy storage systems; Flywheel and electromechanical energy storage systems; Modelling and control of small-scale energy storage systems.
- Final exam.
Computing (study)Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)Elective Courses (5. semester)
Petar Kulišić (1991.), Sunčana energija i energija vjetra, Školska knjiga
John Twidell, Tony Weir (2015.), Renewable Energy Resources, Routledge
D. Šljivac, Z. Šimić: (2009.), Obnovljivi izvori energije, FER
James F. Manwell, Jon G. McGowan, Anthony L. Rogers (2010.), Wind Energy Explained, John Wiley & Sons
V. V. N. Kishore (2010.), Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
L3 English Level
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