FORN300 Wind and Hydropower - Resources, Profitability and Solutions
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Course responsible: Bjørn Edvard Sønju-Moltzau
Teachers: Arne Reidar Gravdahl
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
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This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009H
Emphasis will be placed on practical processes related to the establishment, expansion and operation of wind and hydropower facilities. Technological solutions for wind power on land and in shallow water, floating wind turbines and small and large-scale hydropower plants will be presented. Resource analysis is extremely important, and students will learn about various methods for this (from theoretical modelling to local solutions). Thorough and consistent profitability assessments are important for project realisation, and will thus be extensively covered in the course. Other topics include concessions, (environmental) protection plans and impact assessments (case-presentations), with regard to formal requirements, schedules, cost developments, technological aspects (size, materials, efficiency, performance) and environmental solutions.
Lectures, seminars, term paper, excursions, discussions, study.
Teaching is based on lectures (weekly), seminars, term paper, excursions, discussions and independent study. Term paper writing can be done either for individual or group work between two students (max 3).
Fronter. During office hours, lecturers can provide academic supervision to students.
A reading list will be handed out at the first lecture.
Excursions and seminars
Term paper (counts 30%), and 3-hour written exam (counts 70 %). All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Special requirements in Science
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Ca. 70 hours lectures, excursion and seminars
The external examiner assesses all exam answers, but only grades a selection of term papers.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått