Renewable Energy Systems

Module Title - Renewable Energy Systems 
Number of credits – 10

This module covers the operating principles, characteristics, and classifications of energy storage solutions and their integration within a whole energy system.

In addition, this module covers the operating principles, characteristics, and interactions of distributed heat and power generation technologies (for example, wind power systems, photovoltaic systems, biomass-derived systems), their technical and environmental benefits, their planning, operating, and grid integration challenges, complexities, remedies, charging mechanisms in a distribution energy business, and standards.

Finally, the integration of such technology into energy networks will be studied from a standpoint of demand; specifically how such technology can be utilised both to satisfy realtime demand as a function of grid load change and to accommodate increased future energy demand. This latter consideration is also important when considering the increasing energy demand in developing nations.