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    Renewable and Alternative Energies (2014)

  • Renewable and Alternative Energies (2014)

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    Renewable and Alternative Energies (2014)

         

    Teaching Faculty

    Pablo Castro Alonso

    Department of Electrical and Energy Engineering

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The course Renewable and Alternative Energies describes the main renewable resources currently used and their technical applications as sources of thermal energy and electricity. Today, renewable energies are also seen as tools for addressing many other pressing needs, including: improving energy security; reducing the environmental impacts associated with fossil and nuclear energy; mitigating greenhouse gas emissions; improving educational opportunities and creating jobs.

    "Energías Renovables y Alternativas" se centra en la descripción de los principales recursos renovables utilizados actualmente y su aplicación técnica como fuentes de energía térmica y electricidad. Hoy en día, las energías renovables también son vistas como herramientas para abordar muchas otras necesidades apremiantes, incluyendo: mejorar la seguridad energética; reducción de los impactos ambientales asociados con las energías fósiles y nuclear; mitigación de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero; mejorar las oportunidades educativas y la creación de puestos de trabajo.

     

    Keywords

    Renewable Energy, Biomass, Energía Renovable, Energía Solar, Eólica, Oceánica y Geotérmica, Energía Hidráulica, Solar, Wind, Ocean and Geothermal Energies, Biocombustible, Hidrógeno, Hydropower, Hydrogen, Biofuels, Biomasa.

    • Course Details

      Course Details

       

       

      Course Information

      • Course title: Renewable and Alternative Energies

      • Code: G605

      • Department / Unit: Department of Electrical and Energy Engineering

      • Degree / Master’s: Degree in Energy Resources Engineering

      • Faculty: Escuela Politécnica de Minas y Energía

      • ECTS credits: 6

      • Language of instruction: English

      • Course director: Pablo Castro Alonso

       

       

       

          Course structure     

        

      • Topic 0. Introduction to renewable energies.
      • Topic 1. Wind energy.
      • Topic 2. Solar energy.
      • Topic 3. Ocean energy.
      • Topic 4. Hydropower.
      • Topic 5. Geothermal energy.
      • Topic 6. Biomass and biofuels.
      • Topic 7. Hydrogen energy.
    • Readings

      Readings

        

       

          Required reading list    

       

      • Ortega Rodríguez, Mario (2007)«Energías renovables». Thomson Paraninfo.

      • Tushar K. Ghosh & Mark A. Prelas (2011): «Energy resources and systems. Volume 2: Renewable resources». Springer.

      • Twidell, John & Weir, Tony (2006): «Renewable energy resources». Taylor & Francis.

      • David A. Spera (2009): «Wind turbine technology. Fundamental concepts of wind turbine engineering». Asme.

      • Sathyajith Mathew & Geeta Susan Philip (Editors) (2011): «Advances in wind energy conversion technology». Springer.

      • Paul Breeze & Aldo Vieira (et all.) (2009): «Renewable energy focus handbook». Elsevier.

      • Martin Kaltschmitt; Wolfgang Streicher & Andreas Wiese. Editors (2007): «Renewable energy, technology, economics and environment». Springer.

      • European commission: «PV status report 2014».

      • Aldo Vieira da Rosa (2009): «Renewable energy processes». Elsevier.

    • Lecture Notes

      Lecture Notes

       

       

      Topic 0. Introduction

      • MC-F-001. Introduction to renewable energies.

       

      Topic 1. Wind energy

       

      Topic 2. Solar energy

      • MC-F-006. Solar energy (I).

      • MC-F-007. Solar energy (II).

      • MC-F-008. Solar energy glossary.

      • MC-F-009. Solar thermal energy project.

      • MC-F-010. EnviroMission - Solar tower (Vídeo de Youtube)

      • MC-F-011. Infinia - Stirling solar generator (Vídeo de Youtube).

       

      Topic 3. Ocean energy

      • MC-F-013Ocean energy glossary.

      • MC-F-014. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) (Vídeo de Youtube).

      • MC-F-015. Tidal horizontal turbine (Vídeo de Youtube).

      • MC-F-016. Tidal vertical turbine (Vídeo de Youtube).

      • MC-F-017. Wave power (attenuator) (Vídeo de Youtube).

      • MC-F-018. Wave power (oscillating water column) (Vídeo de Youtube).

       

      Topic 4. Hydropower

      • MC-F-021. Virtual turbines (Vídeo de Youtube).

       

      Topic 5. Geothermal energy

      • MC-F-022. Geothermal energy.

      • MC-F-023. Geothermal energy glossary.

      • MC-F-024. Geothermal energy (1080p) (Vídeo de Youtube).

       

      Topic 6. Biomass and biofuels

       

      Topic 7. Hydrogen energy

    • Other Resources

      Other Resources

       

       

      • EUR-Lex. Access to European Union law. 2009-28-EC European Parliament Directive.
      • La energía en España 2012. Libro de la energía en España 2012. Publicado por el Ministrio de Industria, Energía y Turismo.
      • BOE - Ley Eléctrica 24-2013. Ley 24/2013, de 26 de diciembre, del Sector Eléctrico. Publicado en «BOE» núm. 310, de 27 de diciembre de 2013.
      • BOE - Real Decreto 413-2014. Real Decreto 413/2014, de 6 de junio, por el que se regula la actividad de producción de energía eléctrica a partir de fuentes de energía renovables, cogeneración y residuos. Publicado en «BOE» núm. 140, de 10 de junio de 2014.
      • BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2014. For 63 years, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy has provided high-quality objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets. The review is one of the most widely respected and authoritative publications in the field of energy economics, used for reference by the media, academia, world governments and energy companies. A new edition is published every June.
      • Plan de Energías Renovables 2011-2020 (PER). El PER tiene el objetivo de lograr, tal y como indica la Directiva comunitaria, que en el año 2020 al menos el 20% del consumo final bruto de energía en España proceda del aprovechamiento de las fuentes renovables. Página web del «Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía» (IDAE).
      • Renewables 2014 Global status report. Report published by «Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century» (REN21). REN21 is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy.
    • Assessment

      Assessment

        

       

          Assessment criteria    

       

        

      ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA "RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGIES"

        

      Description

      Type

      Final assessment

      Retake option

      %

      Laboratory report

      Activity

      No

      Yes

      10%

      • Minimum mark: 0.00.

      • Duration:

      • Date: During the semester.

      • Retake conditions:

      • Comments: To pass the subject, the laboratory report must be submitted before the February exam or a laboratory exam must be taken in the February or September sitting.

      Classwork

      Activity

      No

      No

      10%

      • Minimum mark: 0.00.

      • Duration:

      • Date: During the semester.

      • Retake conditions: Can be reassessed in final exams (ordinary and extraordinary sittings).

      • Comments: Several exercises and tasks in the classroom as well as oral presentations.

      Midterm exam

      Written exam

      No

      Yes

      40%

      • Minimum mark: 3.00.

      • Duration: 3 hours.

      • Date: Halfway through the semester.

      • Retake conditions: To take an exam covering the same contents in the February or September sitting.

      Midterm exam

      Written exam

      Yes

      Yes

      40%

      • Minimum mark: 3.00.

      • Duration: 3 hours.

      • Date: February sitting.

      • Retake conditions: To take an exam covering the same contents in the September sitting.

        TOTAL

      100%

      COMMENTS:

      • To pass the subject through continuous assessment, it is necessary to:

        • Submit the laboratory report.

        • Attend 80% of class activities.

        • Obtain higher than 30% of the maximum mark in the midterm exams.

        • Obtain a final average mark which is at least 50% of the maximum mark.

      COMMENTS for part-time students:

      • Part-time students must take an exam covering all the subject's contents in the February or September sitting.

    • Syllabus

      Syllabus

       

       

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    • About the Professor

      profesor

       

       

      Pablo

      Pablo Castro Alonso

       

      Department of Electrical and Energy Engineering

      UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
       
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