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Course MV-SAM-86363-K-7

Renewable Energy I (2V, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h
(2V) 3.0 CP 28 h 62 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [MV-SAM] Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Classification and comparison of renewable energy with conventional methods, basic concepts, potentials
  • Different types of geothermal energy plants
  • Heat pumps, their optimisation and different forms of heat sources
  • Power plant processes and different heat sources
  • Basics of solar radiation and irradiation on arbitrarily inclined surfaces
  • Heat generation by low-temperature and high-temperature solar thermal energy
  • Structure of low-temperature heat
  • Structure and efficiency of concentrating systems for the use of high-temperature heat

Competencies / intended learning achievements

The students are able to
  • describe the structure of the earth and to name the different components of heat flux
  • list and compare the deposits of geothermal heat and the power plant processes for its utilisation and select the appropriate development method or power plant type
  • develop the heat pump process for a given requirement profile, or analyse a given installation
  • name and compare the heat sources of the heat pumps and to analyse them with regard to their effectiveness
  • calculate the solar irradiation on an arbitrarily inclined surface and thus assess the site for its suitability for solar thermal use
  • reproduce the energy flow and losses of concentrating solar thermal power plants and analyse the efficiency of different concentrating systems.


  • K. Strauß, Kraftwerkstechnik, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2006
  • H. Watter, Regenerative Energiesysteme, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden 2011
  • H.D. Baehr, Thermodynamik, Springer Verlag, Berlin 2009


Blackboard notes, PowerPoint presentations. For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT-course.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MV-SAM-86363-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MV-SAM-268-M-7] Renewable Energy I P: Obligatory 2V, 3.0 LP