OSBIT Power

TCE3 Renewable Energy: Resources

Venue: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Staff: Dr Y Wang

Aims:

  • This module aims to provide a systematic knowledge and understanding of Energy sources and their use.
  • Long-term problems and socio-economic and political issues surrounding energy supplies.
  • The major renewable energy resources, their origins, potential and the measurement techniques used to quantify them.

The module takes a critical view of current worldwide energy usage and its impact on the climate; the structure of electricity networks and the roles of different energy sources in the provision of a national supply; the origins and distribution of the main energy resources; quantifying resource potential and variation at a given site.

Module content: The module encompasses the different renewable energy sources available, in particular wind, wave, tidal, solar and biochemical. The distribution of these sources and the methods for assessing their potential and viability will also be considered.

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