Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems (ME 420)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mechatronics(ME)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Serhat Ye┼čilyurt syesilyurt@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
ENS207 ME307 ENS202 ME309
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Recitation
Interactive,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

Topics covered are fundamentals of the renewable and sustainable energy systems technology, thermo-economic analysis and the current research trends in improving the energy production from terrestrial water and air flows, solar irradiation, nuclear fission and controlled plasma for fusion, energy conversion alternatives such as hydrogen fuel cells, small and large scale energy storage such as electric batteries, thermal and compressed-gas, and the current research on the electric transmission grids and an introductory economic analysis of the domestic electric use in the future.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Gain insight into the application of basic science and engineering fundamentals to analyze renewable and sustainable energy systems
Improve intuition and demonstrate understanding of wind energy
Improve intuition and demonstrate understanding of solar energy
Improve intuition and demonstrate understanding of thermal and nuclear energy
Improve understanding of demonstrate thermodynamic laws, energy transport mechanisms and heat engines
Identify reasonable assumptions and conduct simple analysis for energy systems

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 20
Exam 10
Participation 10
Individual Project 20
Homework 10

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, B.K. Hodge, Wiley, 2010 (available in Homer)
Sustainable Energy ? without the Hot Air, David JC MacKay, 2010 (available via free download from http://www.withouthotair.com/).
Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 2e, Aldo Vieira da Rosa, Academic Press, 2009