41009 Renewable Energy Technology6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 48860 Pollution Control and Waste Management
The world is heavily dependent on the finite fossil fuels which will soon be depleted or too expensive to adopt. Therefore, finding and exploiting alternative energy resources is a crucial prerequisite for sustainable development. This subject aims to provide a holistic approach to explore the domain of renewable energy technology through three stages. Firstly, it delivers fundamental concepts for boosting the understanding of technological basis such as sources, energy flows, principles, policy, opportunities and challenges for utilisation of non-fossil fuels. Students are then introduced to modern technologies as well as system operating issues for solar, hydroelectric, tidal, geothermal, wind and biofuel energy sources. All theoretical and operational principles are subsequently examined through actual case-studies. The cases are targeted to carefully explore the design of a specific renewable energy project in real context.
Spring session, City campus
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