Resources Renewable Energies
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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.
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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
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