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Syllabus 2019-20 - 14212003 - Renewable energies (Energías alternativas)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de recursos energéticos (14212003)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Doble grado en Ingeniería de recursos energéticos e Ing. química industrial (15112007)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Renewable energies
CODE: 14212003 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: VERA CANDEAS, DAVID
DEPARTMENT: U120 - INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 535 - INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA
OFFICE NO.: D - D-144 E-MAIL: dvera@ujaen.es P: 953648582
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

UNIT 1. RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND CURRENT ENERGY SITUATION

1.1. Introduction and generalities in the energy landscape

1.2. The European Directive for the promotion of renewable energies in electricity generation. HORIZON 2020 AND 2030

1.3. Impact of renewable energies on employment and economic growth

1.4. Perspectives in the world market of renewable energy technologies (RET)

1.5 State of the RET in Europe

1.6. Development of the RET in Spain

1.7. Current Spanish legislation

UNIT 2.  SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY

2.1. Generalities

2.2. Situation and perspectives of the development of solar thermal energy in Spain

2.3. Low temperature thermal solar energy

2.4. Solar thermal energy of medium temperature. Solar thermal power plants

2.5. High temperature thermal solar energy. Solar thermal power plants

UNIT 3: PHOTOVOLTAIC  ENERGY

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Solar potential in Spain and Europe.

3.3. The photovoltaic effect and characteristic magnitudes

3.4. Autonomous photovoltaic systems and connected to the grid

3.5. Procedure for calculating a photovoltaic solar installation.

UNIT 4: WIND ENERGY

4.1. Introduction

4.2. First use of wind energy

4.3. Historical evolution of the energy use of wind in Spain.

4.4. Current situation of the wind market

4.5. Measurement of wind speed.

4.6. Future forecasts of the wind market

4.7. Technical aspects of wind turbines

4.8. Location and investigation of wind sites.

4.9. Promotion of a wind farm connected to the re

UNIT 5. BIOMASS

5.1. Introduction to biomass as an energy source

5.2. Definition of biomass. Types. The biomass as fuel. Biomass market. Environment. Socioeconomic aspects of the use of biomass

5.3. Management of the use of biomass. Agricultural residuals. Forest residues. Industrial waste

5.4. Energy conversion processes. Combustion. Gasification. Pyrolysis Anaerobic digestion

5.5 Thermal energy in the industrial, domestic and residential sectors. Conditions of thermal comfort and hygiene. Demand for thermal energy in buildings. Biomass for domestic and residential uses: design criteria. Efficient energy generation equipment with biomass

5.6. Biofuels

 
UNIT 6. MINI-HYDRAULIC ENERGY

2.1. Generalities

2.2. Situation and perspectives of the development of the mini-plants in Spain

2.3. Types of use

2.4. Choosing the power of the mini-power plant

2.5. Constituent elements of a mini-nuclear

Practices (Lab)

P1 Solar thermal  energy. Calculation of solar collectors for sanitary hot water.

P2 Photovoltaic Energy. Design and c alculation of an autonomous photovoltaic solar installation.

P3. Wind energy. Analysis and characterization of a wind turbine.

P4 Minihydraulic energy

P5 Biomass energy. Calculation of a biomass boiler

P6 Tuning of a biomass gasification reactor.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Theoretical classes:

The theoretical classes will be developed with the initial explanation of the contents of each subject, using multimedia tools. Once the theoretical contents are explained, problems and practical real cases related to the contents will be developed.

    
Lab:

One or two hour sessions will be held on the dates indicated in the schedule of the subject. During each session, the experimental development of the practice in the Electrical Machines laboratory will be carried out and, in other cases, the simulation of this practice will be carried out in the computer classroom using Matlab or excel. Likewise, thanks to the resources of the electrical engineering department, laboratory assemblies of autonomous solar, biomass, mini-hydraulic and wind systems will be made.

      
Directed academic activities:

Questionnaire of the subjects of the subject: A questionnaire of each subject of a unit will be realized.

    
Practical works:

A simulation work will be carried out on a particular case related to the contents developed in the subject.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Attendance and active participation in both theory sessions and practices will weigh 10% of the total score.

The evaluation of the theoretical content of the subject will consist of the realization of a written theory exam (60% of the total score) composed of two well differentiated parts:

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In the first part, an adequate number of theoretical questions will be included.
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In the second part several problems will be carried out, with which it is intended to evaluate the acquisition by the student of the knowledge developed in the objectives of the subject.

Evaluation of the directed academic activities of the subject: Questionnaire of the subjects of the subject:
The realization of the practices of each one of the subjects will be valued with 15% of the global mark.

Work / lab reports: The accomplishment of the work as well as the active participation in the activities developed during the course will be valued with 15% of the global mark of the subject.

Finally, in order to pass the signature, it will be necessary to pass the theoretical exam.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Renewable energy resources. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Twidell, John. Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2015  (Library)
  • Energy Resources and Systems [Recurso electrónico] : Volume 2: Renewable Resources. Edition: -. Author: Ghosh, Tushar K. Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2011  (Library)