Physics of Renewable Energy

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Physics of Renewable Energy

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Sustainability, Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students will be introduced to the concept of energy and the fundamental physics around it through a range of lectures. These demonstrations will also introduce the concepts of energy storage, efficiency, conversion and sustainability. An overview is given of issues surrounding sustainable energy for future generations. In particular, emphasis of the background physics is given of solar cells, wind power and fuel cell technology and their applications as well. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. understand and work with general energy concepts such as consevation, transfer and efficiency
    2. understand and work with the basic thermodynamic laws of nature
    3. explore in deeper detail the physics behind the solar, fuel cell and wind energy resources
    4. review the current status of the renewable energy technology

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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