893311 Renewable energy resources

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


Energy demand and energy supply for Austria / EU. Overview of the thermodynamic fundamentals of energy conversion and introduction to the energy use (heat, electricity, fuels).
Renewable energy sources: use of solar energy for thermal use and photovoltaics, combustion calculation, thermo-chemical biomass conversion (pyrolysis, gasification, combustion, hydrothermal processes), hydropower (run-of-river, reservoir and storage power plant), geotherma energy

The field trip is part of the LVA and therefore mandatory. Participation contributes to the assessment of the course to 20%.
Registration for the excursion is mandatory. This is done through a re-registration of the default group on the field trip group.


Previous knowledge expected

Fundamentals of physics and thermodynmacis

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of the course is to teach both the basics as well as the state of art for the implementation of renewable resources for energy production.

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.