MJ2411 Renewable Energy Technology 6.0 credits

Förnybar energi

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The purpose of this course is to provide a survey of the most important renewable energy resources, and the technologies for harnessing these within the framework of a broad range of simple to state-of the-art advanced energy systems. After completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals and main characteristics of renewable energy sources and their differences compared to fossil fuels.
  • Explain the technological basis for harnessing renewable energy sources
  • Recognize the effects that current energy systems based on fossil fuels have over the environment and the society
  • Describe the main components of different renewable energy systems
  • Compare different renewable energy technologies and choose the most appropriate based on local conditions
  • Perform simple techno-economical assessments of renewable energy systems
  • Perform and compare environmental assessments of renewable energy systems and conventional fossil fuel systems
  • Design renewable/hybrid energy systems that meet specific energy demands, are economically feasible and have a minimal impact on the environment
  • Suggest the best combination of technological solutions to minimize the emission of greenhouse gases and increase the sustainability of the energy system in specific areas/regions
  • Discuss how to utilize local energy resources (renewable and non-renewable) to achieve the sustainable energy system

Course main content

  1. Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology
  2. Solar Energy
  3. Wind Energy
  4. Biomass
  5. Hydropower
  6. Energy storage(energilagring)


B.Sc. in Engineering with prerequisite in MJ1112 Thermodynamics 9 ECTS or corresponding knowledge. Minimum 5 ECTS thermodynamics.

Documented proficiency in english B or equivalent.


Godfrey Boyle, Renewable Energy - Power for a Sustainable Future. Oxford University Press, 2004


  • INLA - Home assignment, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • INLB - Home assignment, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • INLC - Home assignment, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • INLD - Home assignment, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • KONA - Partial exam, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • KONB - Partial exam, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

  • INL A – 0,5 hp (P/F)
  • INL B - 0,5 hp (P/F)
  • INL C - 0,5 hp (P/F)
  • INL D - 0,5 hp (P/F)
  • KON A - 2,0 hp (A-F)
  • KON B - 2,0 hp (A-F)

Final grade determined as weighted average of KON A and KON B.

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Andrew Martin (andrew.martin@energy.kth.se)


Andrew Martin <andrew.martin@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1611


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2018.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2018.