141.217 Sustainable Energy Supply
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to asses the technological and economic possibilities of the various renewable energy options. They can also quantify the expected energy gains of the diferent systems for given external conditions.

Subject of course

Wind power, photovoltaics, solar thermal, heat pumps, hydro power, tidal and wave energy, geothermal energy, biomass, electrical storage; physical basics, potential, status of actual applications and technological trends

Teaching methods

Lectures based on transparancies, which are sufficiently detailed to serve as actual course material. Calculations of concrete examples are presented on the blackboard. During the photovoltaics chapter outdoor measurements on photovoltaic panels are made.


Mode of examination




Examination modalities

Written exam, 110 minutes. For efficient preparation there exists a list of questions, which address the relevant information contained in each of the transparancies shown during the lectures. The exam also contains 2 to 4 simple calculations.

Course registration

Not necessary


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033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
033 261 Technical Physics Elective
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Powerpoint presentation of each lecture can be downloaded here.

Previous knowledge

The introductory couses on physics should have been completed. Basic knowledge of quantum physics is advantageous (atomic excitations, semi conductor model).