Renewable Energy Use and Distributed Energy Technologies

Overview

Lecturer:
Assist Lecturer:M. Sc. Lars Hübner
Language:Englisch
Prerequisites:non
Length of the Module1 semester
Credit Hours:

L3/E1

Study Programme:
ECTS-Points:6
Date:Summer term

Module Contents

The course gives an overview on technologies using renewable sources and the concepts of distributed power technologies. At the center of the course is a comparison of various technologies to produce electricity or thermal energy for room heating and warm water production in terms of

  • primary energy input
  • energy pay-back time and energy harvest factor
  • consumption of materials, resources and area
  • ecological impact
  • economy and cost

To do so the physical fundamentals, the peculiarities and the degree of usage as
well as the potential for use of the following technologies are discussed in detail:

  • hydro power
  • wind power
  • photovoltaics
  • low-temperature solar thermal power
  • high-temperature thermal solar power for electricity generation and thermal processing


Further topics:

  • the possibilities and implications of renewable energy imports over long distances like e.g. from North Africa to Europe
  • the necessities for storage technologies and the problems associated
  • cogeneration concepts and absorption cooling

Lecturer

herbert.kabza(at)uni-ulm.de
Room 47.2.253
Tel: +49 (0)731 5025540
Fax: +49 (0)731 5025549

Assist Lecturer

M. Sc. Lars Hübner

Organisation

The course is organized via the E-Learning Portal of the University of Ulm. Here you can find all the current schedules and also the course materials.

Please login for this course with the password you will receive in the lecture.

Lecture Schedule

Lecture:
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
Room 43.2.102

Lecture/Exercise:
Thursday 15:00 - 17:00
Room 47.2.101

For accurate timetable check lecture information at Ilias