Module Overview

Renewable Energy 1

This module aims to equip students with an understanding of the renewable energy technology and its potential to generate a significant portion of Europe’s total energy

Module Code

REEN H1001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Hydro power technology introduction

Location of large scale generation facilities, small scale hydro and micro generation potential. Economics associated with hydro power.

Solar power technology introduction

Location of large scale facilities, domestic systems, solar power economics.

Wind power technology

Wind characteristics, atmospheric boundary layer, wind statistics, energy in the wind, conversion of wind energy, location of large generation farms, wind maps, wind energy status and prospects, potential location for future wind farms in Europe. Wind energy economics.

Biomass technology introduction

Biomass potential, economics

Geothermal technology introduction

Geothermal maps, large and small scale, economics, future potential.

Emerging technologies

Wave power, tidal power, future potential

Renewable Energy in Business & Industry, renewable energy policy

Introduction, economics of producing electricity from fossil fuels and renewable sources, advantages and disadvantages from a global perspective.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100