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Renewable Energy Resources
Abbreviation: OBIZENLoad: 30(L) + 0(E) + 0(LE) + 6(CE) + 0(PEE) + 0(FE) + 9(S) + 0(DE) + 0(P) + 0(FLE) + 0()
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Damir Dović
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Damir Dović ( Project laboratory, Seminar )
Ivan Horvat mag. ing. mech. ( Seminar, Project laboratory )
Course description: Course objectives:
Introduction to renewable energy resources, relevant technologies and devices for their harnessing in sustainable and ecologically acceptable way. The special attention is devoted to solar energy and biomass.

Enrolment requirements and required entry competences for the course:
Thermodynamic I and II Fluid Mechanic

Student responsibilities:
Attending lectures and excercises Seminar Exam

Grading and evaluation of student work over the course of instruction and at a final exam:
Attending lectures and excercises 25% Seminar 35% Exam 40%

Methods of monitoring quality that ensure acquisition of exit competences:
Through seminar, self evaluation of subject matter Through exam

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (learning outcomes):
To analyse the differences between different renewable energy sources.To analyse the requirements of technical legislative in the field of renewables.To verify the main principles of heat and mass transfer in renewable systems and calculating methods.To synthetize informations for recognizing the input parameters for renewable systems, their design and making the documentation.

1. Principles of renewable energy and characteristics (solar, biomass, hydro, wind, geothermal, wave, tidal, fuel cells), status in world scale and in Croatia, sustainable energy production and utilization
2. Efficiency of conversion of renewable energy to useful energy, replacement/combining conventional with renewable technologies, renewable energy future prospective
3. Biomass types, principle of renewable production, production and potential, utilization (pyrolysis, alc. fermentation, anaerobic digestion, planting), storing, environmental impact
4. Devices burning biomass, construction, burning
5. Wind energybasics, characteristics, production, status, potential, devices
6. Solar energycharacteristics, status in the world and Croatia, energy measures and supporting programs, devices and systems, examples of built facilities
7. Solar radiation characteristics, influence of atmosphere, geometry of the sun, solar radiationcalculation and measurement
8. Solar water and space heating, solar collectors and optimum tilt, determination of collector area and storage tank volume
9. Heat transfer modeling in plate and vacuum tube type collector, influence of constructional parameters on efficiency.
10. Procedure in the collector capacity measurements and determination of the efficiency.
11. Passive solar energy utilizationsystems, solar air heaters, solar wall, solar cooling, solar desalinization
12. Photovoltaic cells (PV cells) working principle, characteristics, productionstatus and potential, built facilitiesexamples
13. Fuell cellsworking principle, characteristics, productionstatus and potential, types, built facilitiesexamples
14. Survey of the other renewable energy resources devices and their characteristicshydro, geothermal, wave, tidal
15. Possibilities for renewable energy utilization in Croatia

1. Data bases searching within relevant institutions specialized in monitoring of renewable energy production and utilization.
2. Analysis of the production and share in total consumption of particular renewable energy resource, institutional support measures.
3. Case study Biomass utilization in particular world countries and in the EU.
4. Numerical example: heat transfer in burning chamber, convection, radiation, flue gases compounds
5. Case study Wind energy utilization in particular world countries and in the EU.
6. Case study Solar energy utilization in particular world countries and in the EU.
7. Numerical example: Hourly solar irradiation on tilted surfaces in arbitrary day in a year
8. Numerical example: Simulation of collector work over year based on average hourly solar radiation data
9. Numerical example: Calculation of plate type collector efficiency at arbitrary characteristics of absorber and cover.
10. Laboratory exercise: Measurement of collector capacity and efficiency curve determination.
11. Development of numerical model for calculation of heat transfer in plate type solar collector
12. Numerical example: calculation of the optimal PV cell area
13. Laboratory exercise: Measurement of PV characteristics
14. Case study: hydro, geothermal, wave, tidal in the world and EU
15. Case study: utilization of renewable energy resources in Croatiaanalysis
Lecture languages: hr
Compulsory literature:
1. Twidell, J.; Weir, T.: Renewable energy resources, E&FN SPON, N.Y., 1998.
2. Kulišić, P.: Novi izvori energije - Sunčana energija i energija vjetra, ŠK, Zagreb, 1991.
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L - Lectures
FLE - Practical foreign language exercises
E - Exercises
LE - Laboratory exercises
CE - Project laboratory
PEE - Physical education excercises
FE - Field exercises
S - Seminar
DE - Design exercises
P - Practicum
* - Not graded
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Posljednja izmjena 2019-06-07