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Renewable Energy

  • Course Code :
    EPR 413
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

 Develop the students’ understanding about the fundamentals of renewable energy systems, especially wind energy systems and photovoltaic (PV) systems.  Help the students identify the different components of wind energy systems and PV systems.  Allow the students to solve engineering problems related to wind energy systems and PV systems.

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Wind Energy Systems: Power in the wind - Rotor aerodynamics and efficiency - Power curve of wind turbines - Electric generators used with wind turbines – environmental impacts of wind turbines. Photovoltaic Systems: The solar resource - Types and characteristics of PV cells – Connection of PV cells, modules and arrays – Balance of system - Design of PV systems. Other Renewable Energy Resources: (e.g., Fuel cells - Wave energy – Hydro power – Tidal power – Concentrated Solar thermal systems).

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Define terms related to wind energy systems and PV systems.
2- Recall the operating principles of wind energy systems and PV systems
3- Memorize the components of wind energy systems and PV systems
4- Identify the principle of electricity generation from other renewable energy resources

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Classify the different topologies of wind energy systems and PV systems
2- Analyze the performance of wind energy systems and PV systems.
3- Illustrate the power conversion process in wind energy systems and PV systems
4- Design stand-alone PV systems to supply islanded loads

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Use computational facilities and techniques, measuring instruments, workshops and laboratory equipment to design experiments, collect, analyze and interpret results
2- Apply safe systems at work and observe the appropriate steps to manage risks
3- Perform experiments related to renewable energy systems
4- Prepare technical reports related to renewable energy systems

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary team
2- Work in stressful environment and within constraints
3- Communicate effectively
4- Effectively manage tasks, time, and resources
5- Search for information and engage in life-long self learning discipline
6- Refer to relevant literatures


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 5 3 2
Wind Energy Systems: (Power in the wind - Rotor aerodynamics and efficiency - Power curve of wind turbines - Electric generators used with wind turbines – environmental impacts) 30 18 12
Photovoltaic Systems: (The solar resource - Types and characteristics of PV cells - Applications of PV systems and their design) 30 18 12
Other Renewable Energy Resources: (Fuel cells - Wave energy – Hydro power – Tidal power – Concentrated Solar thermal systems) 10 6 4

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive lectures
Experiential learning
Self reading
Report writing
Collaborative projects
Problem-based learning

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Renewable Energy

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final exam 40.00
In Class Quizzes 5.00
Laboratory 10.00
Mid-Term exams 30.00
Participation 5.00
Project 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

1) Gilbert M. Masters “Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, 2nd Edition”, August 2013, Wiley-IEEE Press 2) Thomas Ackermann, “Wind Power in Power Systems, 2nd Edition”, May 21, 2012, Willey. 3) Nicholas Jenkins and Janaka Ekanayake “Renewable Energy Engineering”, Cambridge University Press, 2017

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