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Resources Renewable Energies

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are familiar with the resource situation of renewable energy sources or their geographical prevalence and temporal range. They are able to describe the presence of renewable resources with respect to their location and temporal prevalence.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

The definition and interpretation of basic concepts for describing fossil and regenerative energy sources are explained and discussed. Methods for determining the resource situation are introduced.
The analysis of data and facts in regard to availability from a global, national and regional perspective, in particular in Germany and Austria gives students insights into the finiteness of fossil energy sources and the problems of volatile renewable energy resources.

recommended or required reading

Kaltschmitt M.; Streicher W.; Wiese A.: Erneuerbare Energien: Systemtechnik, Wirtschaftlichkeit, Umweltaspekte, 5. Auflage, Springer- Verlag, 2014
Weischet W.; Endlicher W.: Einführung in die Allgemeine Klimatologie, 8. Auflage, Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2012

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, presentation

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number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


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recommended optional program components

Not specified

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable