Solar and Wind Power
|Structure Type:||Study unit|
|Level:||Bachelor of Engineering|
|Year of Study:||3 (2020-2021)|
|Responsible Teacher:||Agbejule, Adebayo|
|Language of Instruction:||English|
Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021
|3001||ET2018-3, ET2018-3A, ET2018-3B, KT2017-4C, KT2018-3, KT2018-3B||2020-09-01 – 2020-12-20||Asseri Laitinen, Toni Lustila||English||2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11|
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After successful completion of the course, the student is expected to have knowledge of the fundamental principles of solar and wind energy and understand the mechanical-electrical energy conversion and have comprehension about solar and wind energy system economics and environmental impact.
70 h scheduled studies
65 h autonomous studies
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.
Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses
Basics course in electricity (IKT12304
Solar Energy: Introduction to the key elements in the design and operation of solar energy. Understand the key technology principles, trends and choices in the conversion of solar energy using photovoltaics (PV). Students will learn how other components in a PV system impact overall system performance and project risk.
Wind power plants: Wind turbine design and analysis: Introduction to understanding of wind energy systems, wind turbine design, and performance analysis, characterization of rotor performance (power and torque to rotor shaft as function of wind speed and rotational speed), characterization of electrical generator systems (el. power output as function of torque and rotational speed), the match of rotor- and generator-characteristics (fixed speed and variable speed concepts, concepts with and without gearbox), turbine control.
Students will be introduced to the key operational impacts and risks for solar and wind power projects including economic, legal and key aspects of developing both solar and wind power plant.
Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools
Wind Energy Explained Theory, Design and Application, 2nd Edition by Manwell et al. plus Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems by Gilbert Masters.
Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures and exercises. Excursion to a wind energy companies and site visit. Laboratory exercises in both the wind and solar section of the course
1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts
Exams and laboratory exercises