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Solar and Wind Power

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IEYS2001
Curriculum: KT 2021V
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 4 (2024-2025)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Laitinen, Asseri
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2024-2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeLanguageEnrolment
3002ET2021V-4, KT2021V-4B, YT2021V-42024-08-30 – 2024-12-20Finnish2024-08-01 – 2024-09-06

Learning Outcomes

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.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 135 h
- of which scheduled studies: 50 h
- of which autonomous studies: 85 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

IEYX1002 Renewable energy
IEYX0703 Basics course in electricity


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.

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

Material provided by the lecturer.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and computer exercises. Excursion to a wind/solar energy companies or site visit.

Assessment Criteria

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

Assessment Methods

Exercises, eExam