SPG8003 : Renewable Energy: Electrical Generation Systems
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Rosemary Norman
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The aims of this module are to develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of features of electrical generation technology that impact on plant design and safety when accessing renewable energy resources:
1. Electrical generators used within renewable energy conversion systems
2. Photovoltaic (PV) systems both for stand-alone and grid-connected applications
3. Basic power electronic converters used in renewable energy applications
The module considers aspects of electrical engineering within the renewable energy sector. In particular, the issues of photovoltaic systems and micro-grid systems are addressed along with those of electrical generators and power electronic conversion.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module develops a critical awareness of electromagnetics; transformers; synchronous and induction generators; power electronic devices; power electronic converter circuits; heat sinking and drive circuits for power electronics; stand-alone PV systems including energy storage; grid-connected PV systems; variable-speed generator operation.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Post-school assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Exam Revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||3:00||21:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||41:00||41:00||Pre-school study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||2:00||6:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Guided independent study (pre-school) and the formal lectures will provide an effective method for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of the syllabus topics (knowledge outcomes 1-4, Skills outcomes 1-3). The guided independent study allows students to work through material at their own pace allowing them to develop an in-depth understanding of the material.
The post-school assignment allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the topic (knowledge outcomes 2 and 3, skills outcomes 3 and 4) through a design exercise.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||50||Post School Assignment (1500 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The formal examination gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their systematic knowledge and critical and cognitive skills across the range of the module syllabus under time-limited conditions. Students are assessed for written communication, problem solving and numeracy skills (knowledge outcomes 1-4, skills outcomes 1-3).
The post school assignment provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their critical awareness and understanding of appropriate methodologies in terms of a relevant technical problem, numerical analysis and information literacy skills. The coursework also assesses written communication skills (knowledge outcomes 2&3, skills outcomes 1, 2 and 4).
In order to pass the module, students must attain a minimum of 40 in each component of assessment. Failure to reach 40 in each component will result in a module mark no greater than 49. This rule has been introduced as an accreditation requirement on the Reflex or REEM programmes.