EEE3204 : Renewable Energy Systems
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Thillainathan Logenthiran
- Lecturer: Dr Van-Tung Phan
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the fundamentals of available sources of renewable energy and give details of its conversion into electricity. Students will gain an overview of the engineering challenges of renewable energy production and a wider understanding of renewable energy in a societal context. The leading technologies in the field will be examined in detail, with a focus on electrical machine requirements.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Energy picture: Put energy generation into context general trend in energy consumption, present production and its sustainability.
• Resource understanding: Relative abundance of resource national maximum resource of major renewable sources.
• Hydro power: Understanding of engineering behind the resource – large verses low head, run of river – turbine options, resource calculations, environmental constraints.
• Solar thermal and PV: Understanding of engineering behind the resource Understanding of basic physical processes, overview of economic viability.
• Wind engineering: Detailed understanding of engineering behind the resource – basic fluid dynamics – Betz limit. Components of typical state of the art wind turbine. Fixed speed verses variable speed, gearbox v direct drive.
• Wave and Tidal power: Understanding of engineering behind the resource –challenges and state of the art.
• Societal and economic context: Appreciation of importance of environmental legislation and other topics outside of the engineering discipline such as details of planning, consenting, financing and sustainability in the development and risk issues.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final examination.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||1:00||12:00||Revision for final examination.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||62:00||62:00||Reviewing lecture notes; general reading; solving problems.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures and module material provide core material and guidance for further reading. The module material also provides problem solving practice and improves planning skills and on-line and computer competences and gives the students the opportunity to manage their own learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry.