University of Technology Sydney

43124 Renewable Energy Technology

6cp; 3hpw (seminar), on campus. Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 96 credit points of completed study in Bachelorís Degree owned by FEIT OR 96 credit points of completed study in Bachelorís Honours Embedded Degree owned by FEIT OR 96 credit points of completed study in Bachelorís Combined Degree owned by FEIT OR 96 credit points of completed study in Bachelorís Combined Honours Degree owned by FEIT OR 96 credit points of completed study in Bachelorís Combined Degree co-owned by FEIT OR 96 credit points of completed study in Bachelorís Combined Honours Degree co-owned by FEIT OR 96 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10399 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 41009 Renewable Energy Technology

Undergraduate

Description

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 improving understanding of the technological basis of renewable fuels such as their sources, energy flows, principles, policy, opportunities and challenges for utilisation. 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 case studies are targeted to carefully explore the design of a specific renewable energy project in a real context

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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