Short Title:Renewable Energy Systems
Full Title:Renewable Energy Systems (Wind)
Module Code:RESY H2001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:KEN MOLONEY
Module Description:This module aims to equip students to evaluate wind energy systems as alternative sources of energy.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the operational characteristics of a wind turbine and how it is connected into the transmission grid.
LO2 Explain the processes involved in assessing the planning, engineering and economic aspect of wind farm projects.
LO3 Describe the operational characteristics of various solar power technologies.
LO4 Explain how and where solar power could be utilised. Perform sizing calculations on same.
LO5 Describe and perform calculations on the various conversion processes involved in obtaining energy from bio fuels.
LO6 Evaluate Lift and drag characteristic of aerofoils and calculations on same.
LO7 Evaluate the design characteristics of micro Hydro systems and perform calculations on same
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Wind energy technology;
Aerodynamics, rotor types, components and operational characteristics, main design features, rotor materials, transmission system, generator, braking system. Operational characteristics; power performance, availability, annual energy calculation, array efficiency. Project Assessment, economic assessment, planning, environmental and social issues, Utility- connected wind turbines
55.00%
Solar energy technology including materials,
Solar with reference to small micro syems and calculation on same
15.00%
Biomass energy technology;
Bio energy for small/medium scale application
15.00%
Hyrdo power systems
This is with particular reference to micro hydro and design of structures and calculations in the same. Losses in pipes, etc
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment In Class test 1 7 10.00 Week 2
Practical/Skills Evaluation Losses in pipes - Hydro 7 10.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment In Class test 2 1,6 10.00 Week 4
Assignment Wind exercise 1,2 10.00 Week 11
Continuous Assessment Moodle Quiz 2,3,4 10.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Moodle quiz 5 10.00 Week 9
Project Project on micro systems to include presentation 1,2,3,4,5,7 40.00 Week 11
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Practical session 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Practical session 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Edited by Godfrey Boyle 2004, Renewable Energy, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press UK [ISBN: 978-0199261789]
  • Albert Thumann, Scott Dunning 2008, Plant engineers and managers guide to energy conservation, 9th Ed., Fairmont press USA [ISBN: 0881735558]
  • James F. Manwell, 2010, Wind Energy Explained, 2nd Ed., John Wiley and Sons UK [ISBN: 9780470015001]
Recommended Book Resources
  • edited by Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas B├╝hrke 2008, Renewable energy, Wiley-VCH Weinheim [ISBN: 978-3527408047]
  • edited by Tomas Markvart 2000, Solar electricity, Wiley UK [ISBN: 0471988529]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 4 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory