893311 Renewable energy resources

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Pfeifer, Christoph , Al Afif, Rafat
Offered in
Wintersemester 2020/21
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, wind energy, biogas (anaerobic fermentation)

In the winter semester, the lecture will be offered live on the dates listed below via Zoom. Details and teaching materials can be found in the relevant BOKUlearn course.

It is not clear if the field trip can be provided in the winter term 2020/21. In case of cancellation a homework will be given (details can be found in the BOKUlearn course). Participation/homework contributes to the assessment of the course to 20% but is not mandatory.
Registration for the excursion (if it will be provided) 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)

Understanding of the processes for energy utilization, competence in explaining processes and being able to compare them with one another, knowledge of thermodynamic fundamentals and physical terms
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.