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13.08.2010

Geophysics of renewable energy

Autumn term 2010 Geophysical Institute will start a new course in renewable energy. The main focus will be on sun, wind and waves. The lectures will be given concentrated during the weeks 35, 41, 42 and 44.

Solsikker, energi, vær, klima, elektrisitet

Solsikker på Randaberg
Solsikker på Randaberg
Foto: 
Ellen Viste

Aim and content (and preliminary time schedule):

August 31 and 31 - Introduction:

Energy consumption (spatial, temporal differences), Energy sources
(renewables +other), Global Trends, Global potentials.
Short overview of renewable energy sources: Wind, waves, tidal, sun,
OTEC, Diffusion pump, Salt/osmosis, Geothermal, biomass.

 

Week 41 - Wind power:

Theory of underlying energy source, Theories for extracting the energy,
Theoretical efficiencies, Energy systems and storage, Methods for estimation
(instruments and models) of energy potential, Global (and national) potential,
Technology issues and cost, Lifecycle emissions

 

Week 42 - Sun energy:

Theory of underlying energy source, Theories for extracting the energy,
Theoretical efficiencies, Energy systems and storage, Methods for estimation
(instruments and models) of energy potential, Global (and national) potential,
Technology issues and cost, Lifecycle emissions

 

Week 44- Wave energy:

Theory of underlying energy source, Theories for extracting the energy,
Theoretical efficiencies, Energy systems and storage, Methods for estimation
(instruments and models) of energy potential, Global (and national) potential,
Technology issues and cost, Lifecycle emissions

 

Recommended litterature:

Renewable Energy Resources (John Twidell)
Renewable Energy, Third Edition (B. Sørensen)

 

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