Renewable Energy Sources

Code 3.6.3244.9
Semester 9th
Flow E - Electric Power Systems
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 4 - 0
Lecturers Stavros Papathanassiou
Links Helios
Web Platform Class 1: Microsoft Teams


Introduction to RES: Current situation and prospects – Distributed Generation – Wind characteristics. Basic aerodynamics. Drivetrain. Stall and pitch control. Constant and variable speed operation. Power curve – Configuration of electrical part, generators, converters, control, wind farm internal networks – Interconnection to the grid: Connection to HV, MV and LV networks. Technical requirements. Analysis methodologies – Energy yield evaluation and application to autonomous island systems – Photovoltaics: Technology, equivalent circuits, control, power conversion equipment. PV stations – Solar thermal power stations: Operating principles and technology basics – Economic evaluation of RES investments – Energy storage and hybrid power stations – Small autonomous systems and microgrids.