MJ2412 Renewable Energy Technology, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

Förnybar energi, fortsättningskurs

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe in detail the fundamentals and main characteristics of wind energy, bioenergy and solar energy and their differences compared to fossil fuels.
  • Describe in detail the main components of these 3 different renewable energy systems
  • Explain the technological basis for harnessing these renewable energy sources
  • Recognize the effects that current energy systems based on fossil fuels have over the environment and the society
  • Compare different renewable energy technologies and choose the most appropriate based on local conditions
  • Design and dimension technological solutions based on wind energy, bioenergy or solar energy that meet specific energy demands, are economically feasible and have a minimal impact on the environment

Course main content

This course aims to provide an insight in three of the renewable energies that were explained briefly in the renewable energy technology basic course (MJ2411): wind energy, solar energy and biomass. These renewable energies are seen as important players in the energy future following the compromises from different countries to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

At the end of the course, the students should be able to analyze and design energy systems to supply the electricity/heat/cooling requirements using wind energy, bioenergy and/or solar energy.

  1. Solar Energy
  2. Wind Energy
  3. Biomass


Renewable Energy Technology, MJ2411 or equivalent


Utdelat material 

Kompletterande kurslitteratur (behöver inte köpas): Gasch, R., Twele, J.; 2001“Wind Power Plants”.  James & James Science Publishers Ltd., UK / Solarpraxis AG, Germany.  ISBN 1902916387 (UK) / 3934595235

(DE) Klass, D.; 1998                                          “Biomass Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals”. Cloth. Academic P, UK. ISBN 0124109500.


  • LABA - Laboratory Exercise, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENA - Exam, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Laboratory exercise (LAB1; 1,5 credits) Grading P/F

Exam (TEN1; 3 credits) Grading A/F

Project (PRO1; 1,5 credits). Grading A/F

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Jeevan Jayasuriya (jeevan.jayasuriya@energy.kth.se)


Ning-Wei Chiu <justin.chiu@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course is given in English

The course MJ2412 will overlap with MJ2500


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2016.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2016.