Renewable Energy Resources

Course Information
TitleΑΝΑΝΕΩΣΙΜΕΣ ΠΗΓΕΣ ΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑΣ / Renewable Energy Resources
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlkiviadis Bais
Course ID40003065

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students are acquainted with the basic principles governing the renewable energy resources, particularly the two basic sources, solar and wind power. They are able to compute the available power in a given time and place under various environmental conditions. They are acquainted with the operating principles of the basic solar and wind energy collection systems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to renewable and conventional energy resources. Energy reserves. Energy planning and management. Fuel cells - heat pumps. Impact of conventional energy consumption to air quality and climate. Solar power: Theoretical approach of solar radiation transfer through the atmosphere. Temporal and spatial variations of solar power. Measurements of solar radiation. Calculation of solar energy on horizontal, tilted and sun-tracking planes. Systems for harvesting and transformation of solar power. Direct transformation to thermal energy. Applications. Space heating. Solar concentrators. Transformation of solar energy to other energy types. Wind power: Theoretical approach (wind forces and power extraction, power coefficients). Spatial and temporal variation of wind power. Wind turbines. Streamline theory for ideal and actual wind rotor. Power generation from wind turbines. Estimation of wind speed vertical profile. Estimation of the wind potential of a given region. Statistical analysis of wind characteristics. Wind farms. Other renewable energy systems: Geothermal, tidal and, wave and biomass energy. Renewable energy in Greece: Applications and prospects.
renewable energy resources, solar power, wind power
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Via e-mail and through the web-based "elearing" platform of AUTh
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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