Full Title:Renewable Energy 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:53411
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide an overview and analysis of the processes involved in power plants and a range of renewable energy technologies. The focus of the module is on the mechanical engineering aspects of power plants and renewable energy devices. This provides Electrical and Electronic students with a core background in the fundamentals of power generation from a Mechanical Engineering viewpoint. A range of traditional and renewable energy technologies are analysed in this module to reflect the energy mix used nationally and internationally.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain the processes involved in a number of energy conversion systems and renewable energy technologies
  2. Calculate power output and efficiency for a range of thermodynamic cycles and renewable energy systems
  3. Analyse the variables that affect power output in a renewable energy system
  4. Design a variety of components for a renewable energy plant
  5. Select the most appropriate renewable energy technology for a given situation
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Power Plants
Steam power plant components, Carnot cycle, Rankine cycle, re-heat, efficiency, factors affecting efficiency
Wind Energy
Available power in the wind, Betz limit, power coefficient, power output, Bernoulli's equation, aerodynamics, lift, drag, tip-speed ratio, turbine control, power curves, horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines, turbine components, wind farms
Hydro, Tidal and Wave Energy
Hydro Energy - power available in the water, impulse turbines, Pelton wheel, reaction turbines, Francis turbine. Tidal Energy - formation of tides, tidal barrage, tidal turbines. Wave Energy - speed of surface waves, power in waves, wave power devices
Solar Energy
Heat transfer modes, solar panels, passive solar heating, solar ponds, photovoltaics, solar photocells, efficiency
Bio-Energy
Anaerobic digestion, aerobic digestion, conversion efficiency, biofuels, combustion of biofuels, carbon emissions from biofuels
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report Laboratory experiment - analysis of a renewable energy system 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Laboratory experiment - analysis of a renewable energy system 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Laboratory experiment - analysis of a renewable energy system 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Andrews, J. and Jelley, N. 2013, Energy Science: Principles, Technologies and Impacts, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press Oxford [ISBN: 9780199592371]
  • Boyle, G. 2012, Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, 3rd Ed., Oxford Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780199545339]
  • Cengel, Y. 2007, Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Tranfser, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill London [ISBN: 9780077235659]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 6 Group Elective 3