Energy systems play a defining and critical role in the anthropogenic influence and forgings on the planetary system, and as such have a direct impact on our environment and ecosystem. This course provides an in depth overview of the science and engineering of renewable energy generation power systems, including solar, wind, biomass and fuel cells and their technological developmental pathways. The topics addressed cover an in depth review of the physical and techno-economic aspects for the development of these sources with emphasis on wind and solar energy in the regional context of Cyprus. A comprehensive review of Solar and Wind energy maps and design tools will be used to train the students to understand, design and exploit the opportunities available for designing and building such renewable energy systems at the most appropriate locations.
The objective of the course is to train the students to use the state of the art bibliography, techniques and tools in renewable energy power generation and to create a common understanding of the technologies involved.