FORN330 Renewable Energy Systems Analysis
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Course responsible: Thomas Martinsen, Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in August block. This course has teaching in August block, teaching and evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2016H
This course is project based and the students will apply knowledge acquired from previous courses in the master program at Renewable Energy regarding renewable technologies, analyses of projects, systems and challenges related to renewable energy. FORN330 will give students in depth knowledge in three topics:
- Energy system analysis,
- Techno-economic assessment of renewable energy
- Scientific writing
The energy system analysis part includes theory and exersizes in system analysis and modelling of renewable energy systems. In the techno-economic assessment part, the students shall select a renewable energy project and write a term paper where appropriate technologies are evaluated and analyzed with respect to environmental and economic impacts of different alternatives and recommend the best solutions. In the scientific writing part, the students will write a scientific review paper on research issues chosen for their master thesis.
Lectures, exercises, project work
Fronter. During office hours, lecturers can provide academic supervision to students.
A reading list will be handed out at the first lecture
MATH100, BUS230, RØP310, FORN300, FORN310 or similar
Approved exercises, article review and presentation,approved scientific writing
A 2.5-hour written exam on energy system analysis (counts for 60%) and continuous assessment, which comprise of techno-economic assessment (counts for 40%). All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
An external sensor will evaluate/grade the reports. Both the written presentation and the technical-economic analysis will be evaluated and influence the grade. Writing skills will be evaluated with respect to clarity of sentences and paragraph(s), and consistency and information flow through the report. Sensor evaluates use of references, tables and figures including corresponding text. The technical ¿economic analysis will be evaluated with respect to description of method, estimation of energy generation, technical solution(s) and corresponding economic analysis and description of environmental and esthetic measures. Discussion and arguments supporting the recommendation as well as consistency between introduction, results presented and discussion will affect the grade.
Special requirements in Science
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Ca. 100 hours lectures, seminars, lectures, exercises and students' presentation
The external examiner assesses the exam results.
Examination details: Written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått