Renewable energy sources

lenvi2007a  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Renewable energy sources
3 crédits
30.0 h
Q1
Langue
d'enseignement
Anglais
Préalables
Background in physics and (bio)chemistry
Dedicated introductory modules are available for ENVI students (self learning)
Dedicated modules are available for EPL/AGRO students (self learning)
Thèmes abordés
The course aims at providing the students with a broad, diversified and multidisciplinary background on renewable energy. It gives a global view of the various renewable energy sources and uses, with emphasis on the available resources, conversion technologies, environmental impacts, and socio-economical aspects of their development.
Contenu
Partim A - Introduction to renewable energy
General introduction (energy outlook, energy efficiency, place of renewable energy) (3h)
Solar energy (solar resource characterisation, photovoltaic effect, PV panels, Converters, etc.) (8h)
Wind energy (mechanical aspects, Betz law, BEM, electrical aspects) (4h)
Hydro power (types of turbines, efficiency, fluid aspects) (3h)
Biomass (solar to biomass conversion, biomass composition, thermochemical conversion, biological conversion) (5h)
Energy storage (electrical, mechanical, thermal) (3h)
Partim B - Advanced topics in renewable energy
Concentrated solar Power CSP / solar drying (4h-4h) 
Design and control of wind turbines (4h-4h)
Design of a small hydraulic turbine (4h-4h)
Mass and energy balance of biomass conversion routes (4h-4h)
Design of an energy storage unit (4h-4h)
Méthodes d'enseignement
  • Formal lectures
  • Seminar by experts
  • Reading of scientific papers 
  • Problem based learning (Partim B)
Modes d'évaluation
des acquis des étudiants
Written examination
Ressources
en ligne
Moodle
Faculté ou entité
en charge


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