In this unit students will explore a wide spectrum of current and emerging renewable energy power generating technologies with a particular focus on mechanical energy conversion from sources including hydropower, pumped storage, solar, wave, tidal, geothermal, wind and biofuels. Students will examine the environmental, operational and economic issues associated with power-generating technologies including recent initiatives such as the Battery of the Nation Project. Students will evaluate the technical operation and performance of energy conversion devices through application of fluid and thermodynamic theory.
|Unit name||Renewable Energy Generation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Alan Henderson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate various types of renewable energy generation devices using the principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
- Critically examine environmental, operational and economic issues associated with various power-generating technologies.
- Discuss a wide range of renewable energy generation devices
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PrerequisitesENG720 and ENG704
|Assessment||Report (40%)|Presentation (20%)|Data analysis (40%)|
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