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Course WIW-SUE-RET-K-7

Introduction to Renewable Energy Technologies (2V, 2.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 2.0 CP 30 h 15 h
(2V) 2.0 CP 30 h 15 h


CP, Effort 2.0 CP = 45 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Global energy scenario and issues with fossil fuel utilization
  • Different renewable sources of energy, their origin and basic characteristics
  • Renewable energy resource assessment (solar, biomass, wind and hydro)
  • Solar collectors- flat plate, evacuated tubular and concentrating type
  • Thermal applications of solar energy
  • Solar cells and their applications
  • Thermo-chemical and bio-chemical conversion of biomass, bio-diesel
  • Wind energy conversion systems
  • Mini and micro-hydro systems
  • Geothermal energy utilization
  • Ocean thermal energy conversion
  • Energy from tides and waves
  • Integrated energy systems
  • Renewable energy utilization in rural areas


  • Chan S. Park “Contemporary Engineering Economics”, Fifth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall (2011)
  • Gerald J. Thuesen and W. J. Fabrycky, Engineering Economy, Prentice Hall Inc. (2001)
  • Harry Campbell and Richard Broron, Benefit – Cost Analysis, Cambridge University Press (2003)
  • or any other standard text book on engineering economics
  • T. C. Kandpal and H. P. Garg, “Financial Evaluation of Renewable Energy Technologies” Macmillan India Ltd. (2003) (soft scanned version of relevant portions can be made available to the students)
  • Relevant literature from Research Journals, Reports etc (soft version shall be made available to the students)
  • John Twidell and Tony Weir, Renewable Energy Resources, Taylor and Francis (2006).
  • Godfrey Boyle, Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Oxford University Press (2004)

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [WIW-SUE-RET-K-7]

Module Name Context
[WIW-RE-ERT-M-7] Economics and Financing of Renewable Energy WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 2.0 LP