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Energy harvesting technologies

Individual course

The course was previously under the name Small/medium power energy harvesting and storage devices.

Course contents

  • Wireless devices and sensor networks
  • Solar, kinetic, thermal and electromagnetic wave energy harvesting
  • Power management circuitry and energy storage
  • Component and system fabrication and characterisation
  • Hands on learning: private demonstrator manufacturing and testing

Learning outcomes

After the course, students will have learned how to implement energy supply by harvesting energy from the environment and storage it in an efficient way.

Additionally, the students will

  • understand the energy requirements and design principles of self-powered and autonomous electronic systems for various sensing applications.
  • understand different energy harvesting and conversion techniques and thus be able to select appropriate methods according to available energy sources in defined application cases.
  • understand the materials, fabrication processes and characterization methodologies of different energy harvesters and corresponding sensor systems.
  • understand advanced energy storage options used for autonomous systems.
  • be able to design and fabricate their own self-powered electronic devices for autonomous and ubiquitous sensing based on their own selections of application areas.

Completion methods

The course will be implemented as online lectures and face-to-face learning during laboratory exercises.

More information in University of Oulu’s study guide.

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Responsible teacher

University of Oulu
Jari Hannu

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Applications and technologies of energy storages
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University of Oulu
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General prerequisites:
The recommended prerequisite is to get familiarized with the course 521104P Introduction to Materials Physics.
Course suitable for:
Master and doctoral students, professionals
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