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Renewable Energies

Code 7154
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
Biomass
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/learning methodology is essentially tutorial in order to develop the autonomy and judgment capacity of the students. Classes are compulsory. During the class period students work individually or in groups under the guidance of the teacher.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-20

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