MJ2412 Renewable Energy Technology, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

Förnybar energi, fortsättningskurs

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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 storing

Intended learning outcomes *

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

  • Compare the environmental and societal effects that are caused by renewable and fossil based energy systems.
  • In detail describe the basic principles and the principal properties for wind power, bioenergy and solar energy.
  • Describe the technical principles to utilise and convert these three renewable sources
  • 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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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.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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 - 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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Ning-Wei Chiu

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

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Ning-Wei Chiu (justin.chiu@energy.kth.se)

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.

Supplementary information

The course is given in English

The course MJ2412 will overlap with MJ2500