An introductory course to energy, reserves and resources

Energy and Resources is an introductory course to energy, reserves and resources which covers the social, economical, environmental and technological background of renewable energy generation. Also, a comprehensive comparison with world oil and gas reserves will take place. The goal of the course is to review the technological potential of renewable energy. At the end of the course the students will learn: How to reduce air pollution, how to decrease the dependence on coal, fossil fuels and nuclear, how to start, design and build a renewable energy system.

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Solar energy into useful energy

The objective of this course is the students to have an overview of Photovoltaic (PV) technology. PV technology involves the use of semiconductor devices to directly convert solar radiation into electricity. This technology uses solar panels made up of several solar cells having PV material. There are various semiconductor materials used to make a PV system including: Silicon (monocrystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous), silicon and cadmium telluride among others.

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A cutting-edge technology

The goal of the course is to give students awareness of the largest alternative form of energy and how organic/polymer solar cells can harvest this energy. The course provides an insight into the theory behind organic solar cells and describes the three main research areas within the field i.e. materials, stability and processing.

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Autonomous and grid-connected PV Systems

PV systems can be grid-connected (work together with the local electrical grid) or work as standalone systems (autonomous). This course will introduce the design process for several complete self-contained and grid-tied PV systems.

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An overview of the software dedicated to solar energy

The objective of this course is not only to familiarise students with the M&S theory but also to offer an overview of professional and free software dedicated to solar energy. The goal of the course is to compare, verify, validate and test results from various available software. At the end of the course the students will learn: How to simulate a PV panel model, how to determine the technical and financial viability of solar energy, how to model physically a PV panel etc. Every exercise will be combined with a practical example, most coming from real examples in the instructors' research and professional experience.

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Design, model, simulate and present a PVS

The CSTE course offers the students the unique chance to use their gained knowledge in order to design, model, simulate and present a PVS. In the first part of the course, students are called to think as a professional renewable energy advisor, design the power plant, address the load, size the solar plant including type and number of cells, the battery storage and provide a cost estimation of the plant.

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