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MJ2412 Renewable Energy Technology, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

The intention of MJ2412 Renewable Energy Technology – Advanced course is to give students a deeper knowledge and understanding on technological aspects of most promising and rapidly developing renewable energy systems. This course goes into details of three main renewable energy systems: Solar Energy systems (photovoltaics and thermal), Bioenergy systems, Wind Energy systems; and covers Energy Storage. This course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of students to analyze the potential of appropriate renewable resources and to deliver renewable energy solutions to meet the societal energy demand.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ2412 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course intends to give a deeper insight into three of the renewable energy sources and energy storage that was brought up at a general level in the course renewable Energy, MJ2411: Solar energy, wind energy and bioenergy. These renewable sources and energy storage are considered to be the most important in the future energy system and contribute to reduction of the emissions of greenhouse gases. After the course, students can analyse and design energy systems that are based on wind, sun or bioenergy and that can meet a predetermined need of electricity/heat/cold with energy storage

  1. Solar energy
  2. Wind power
  3. Bioenergy
  4. Energy storage

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Compare the environmental and societal effects that are caused by renewable and fossil based energy systems.
  2. In detail describe the basic principles and the principal properties for wind power, bioenergy and solar energy.
  3. Describe the technical principles to utilise and convert these three renewable sources
  4. Design and dimension technical solutions based on wind, bio or solar energy that meets a specific energy requirement, that is economically justifiable, that have minimum effect on the environment, and that is the most appropriate based on local conditions

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MJ2411 Renewable Energy, 6 credits or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Available at KTH Library
L. Rosendahl (editor), Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering, Woodhead (2013).
Wiebren de Jong & J. Ruud van Ommen (editors), Biomass as a Sustainable Energy Source for the Future, Wiley (2015).
Soteris Kalogirou, Solar Energy Engineering - Processes and Systems, Elsevier (2009).
Alois Schaffarczyk, Understanding Wind Power Technology, Wiley (2014).
Burheim Odne Stokke, Engineering Energy Storage, Elsevier (2017).

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


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

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ2412

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ning-Wei Chiu (