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New energy technologies

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

The aim of the course is to give the participants an overview of new energy (more) sustainable energy technologies and their advantages and disadvantages. Present state and global trends are discussed. Technologies treated are solar thermal energy (collectors and concentrators), solar photovoltaics, biomass, fuel cells, wind energy, wave and tidal energy, geothermal energy and osmotic power. The course also treats operation principles, efficiency and practical realisations of the technologies, and illustrates the performance through a set of small numerical examples and assignments.

Learning outcomes

Learning objectives of the course:

  • to get acquainted with new and emerging energy technologies
  • to gain basic understanding of their operation principles, efficiencies and limitations
  • to get an overview of the present state of energy supply and use in Finland and future trends in the field

Teaching methods

The course is organised as classroom teaching in Turku but lectures are available online.

More information in the Åbo Akademi study guide.

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Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Henrik Saxén

Further information about the courses and studying

Åbo Akademi
Mikko Helle

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Energy storages,
Technical studies
Applications and technologies of energy storages,
Industrial engineering and management
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Åbo Akademi University
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