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K14RE2 Renewable Energy Technology 2
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  MSc students in the Faculty of Engineering

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 


K14RE1 Renewable Energy Technology 1 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will examine aspects of performance analysis and system design/sizing of renewable energy systems for building integration. The course provides opportunities to gain experience in issues of technology selection, system design, and installation and performance analysis of a range of renewable energy systems. The module will emphasize on solar energy technologies (photovoltaic and solar thermal systems) and small scale wind turbines.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks2 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
6 hours outdoor laboratory + 48 hours private study

Method of Assessment: 

Report 100 4000 word report 

Dr S Omer

Education Aims:  The module will further studentsí knowledge and provide awareness on the theoretical and the practical aspects of the renewable energy technologies, including technology selection, designing/sizing, operational performance, limitation and cost analysis. The module will cover aspects of energy resource assessment, system design/sizing and performance evaluation of selected renewable energy systems for the built Environment. The module provides opportunities to develop skills on issues of renewable energy resource assessment, technology selection, system design/sizing exercise and operational performance assessment of renewable energy systems

Learning Outcomes:  

a) Knowledge and understanding of the operation of renewable energy systems, their applications and limitations.

b) Intellectual skills in assessing renewable energy technologies for specific application at a given location.

c) Professional practical skills in designing, installing and evaluating renewable energy systems

d) Transferable (key) skills in understanding and making decision regarding the selection of specific renewable energy technology for a given application, in a given location.

  • Practical skills on monitoring and evaluating performance of renewable energy systems.
  • Experience of data logging, data manipulation and reduction and analysis techniques.
  • Get insight knowledge into how renewable energy systems perform under real operating conditions.

    Offering School:  Department of Architecture and Built Environment

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