Renewable energy and reduction of carbon emissions are now topping the global environmental agenda. Renewable generation techniques are now producing unfamiliar problems in stability, control and conversion, whilst power distribution networks are reaching their capacity limits. Nevertheless enormous advances in semiconductor power devices and the application of enabling technologies are overcoming these problems. Power is again one of the most active areas in electrical engineering and electronics.
Against this background, the course addresses the fundamentals of renewable energy and shows how solar, wind, wave and other such energy sources can be efficiently integrated into practical power systems.
This advanced course in electrical engineering applied to renewable energy is distinctive in providing a solid, rigorous treatment of core power engineering topics. This comprises of power electronic converters, machines and control reinforced by modules on power system modelling, analysis and power converters, which are specific to renewable energy sources. It also offers a unique set of modules in the efficient generation of electricity from solar, wind and wave power. The integration of renewable generators into micro-grids, with stability analysis and active power management, is also covered. Power electronics design is covered in depth, including conventional and emerging converter topologies and recent advances in semiconductor power devices.
* Electronics Industry Dissertation
* Mini Projects and Laboratory
* Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems
* Micro-grid Laboratory
* Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources
* Control Systems Design
* Pilot Study
* Research Project
Optional modules (choose one)
* Power Electronics and Drives
* Electric Drives
Optional modules (choose one)
* Advanced Energy Systems
* Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation
* Climate Change Mitigation
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