Anno accademico 2016/2017 - 2° anno
Docenti: Giuseppe Marco TINA e Stefania CONTI
Crediti: 6
SSD: ING-IND/33 - Sistemi elettrici per l'energia
Organizzazione didattica: 150 ore d'impegno totale, 114 di studio individuale, 36 di lezione frontale

Obiettivi formativi

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the renewable and efficient electric power systems.

.With the continuous significant increase of energy demand and environment issues, alternative, renewable energy systems have become a critical research topic worldwide.

Therefore, this course aims to provide students the key understandings, concepts, and principles of electrical power systems with the integration of renewable energy components. Specifically, the topics covered in this course will renewable energy systems such as wind power, solar power technology,distributed generation, and others. This course will also introduce the latest research development on smart grid technology, such as the participation of DGs to ancillary service provision for the TSO.

Prerequisiti richiesti

The students should have:

- trigonometry, basic calculus, complex numbers, and phasor concepts

- the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism to understand electric circuits,

- a working knowledge of ac three-phase electrical circuits,

- fundamental electric power engineering concepts such as power factor, transmission lines.

Frequenza lezioni

The lectures/tutorials/seminars are not compulsory, However students are encouraged to attend class meetings because it is assumed that the lectures, demonstrations, and discussion will facilitate their learning.

Contenuti del corso

  1. The Solar Resource
  2. Photovoltaic Materials and Electrical Characteristics
  3. Photovoltaic Systems
  4. Wind Power Systems
  5. Distributed Generation
  6. Economics of Distributed Resources

Testi di riferimento

Gilbert M. Masters, “Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems”, A JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., PUBLICATION

PVsyst user’s guide

Verifica dell'apprendimento

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

- Oral exam and a written report about a renewable power system sizing problem

Esempi di domande e/o esercizi frequenti

The students are required to speak about two topics reported in the course program.