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Wind power and solar energy technology and business

Individual course

The course is an alternative to the course Introduction to wind and solar energy technology (2 ECTS). Both cannot be studied.

Course contents

  • Process modelling from kinetic energy of wind into company turnover and from solar radiation to turnover.
  • Basic components of a wind power plant (turbine, gearbox, generator, power electronics, tower).
  • Environmental effects of wind power, wind park planning, grid effects of wind power, economic feasibility of wind power under different circumstances, wind conditions in Finland.
  • Solar energy technologies, operating principle of solar panels, PV solar power plant structure.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to

  1. model the process from wind energy into company turnover at the principle level,
  2. identify and describe the key technologies related to wind power, the core business principles, environmental issues, energy policy and their development trends,
  3. describe the mutual effects of wind power and electric power systems,
  4. identify and describe the technologies related to solar power,
  5. describe the basic principle of photovoltaic cells, and
  6. estimate the performance and profitability of a PV plant.

Course material

Material handed out in class, mostly lecture videos. Materials will be found on the course Moodle platform.

Teaching schedule

Recorded weekly lectures. Weekly homework. Two assignments.

Completion methods

Weekly homework (12 weeks), 2 assignments.

More information in the LUT University study guide.

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wind power, solar energy, tuulivoima, aurinkoenergia, liiketoiminta, liiketoimintamalli, lainsäädäntö

Responsible teacher

LUT University
Michael Child
michael.child(at)lut.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Monica Sandberg
monica.sandberg(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Energy storages
Topics:
Energy engineering,
Energy markets and business models
Course code:
BL40A2601
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
10.1.–28.4.2022
Application deadline:
2.1.2022
Host university:
LUT University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Basics of physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity)
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