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Renewable Energies

Code 15280
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Entry requirements General knowledge of the base sciences of engineering.
Mode of delivery Face to face
Work placements Not Aplicable
Learning outcomes The aim of this curricular unit is to make a general overview of the possible uses of renewable energy resources. The main technologies for the use of renewable energy sources are studied and, in each case, the corresponding primary energy resource. There is also a general analysis of the economic and environmental gains from the use of different renewable energy sources.
Syllabus Introduction to renewable energies
Solar thermal energy
Photovoltaic solar energy
Wind energy
Hydro energy
Wave energy
Tidal energy
Geothermal energy
Main Bibliography - Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Boyle, G., Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Environment, Kaltschmitt, M., Streicher, W., e Wiese, A., Springer, 2010.
- Energia Solar em Edifícios, Roriz, L., Rosendo, J., Lourenço, F., e Calhau, K., Edições Orion, 2010.

Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methodology is essentially tutorial in order to develop students' autonomy and decision-making ability. Thus, classes are used for the study, assisted by the teacher, of the subjects of the syllabus. In this regard, the teacher provides students with the material they must study. Three individual tests will be carried out to assess students' learning. Additionally, students can dedicate the period of the lesson to the preparation of the synthesis / practical work, counting on the support of the teacher. In the synthesis work, students develop and deepen a specific theme of the subjects of the syllabus.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-26

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