6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT + 2,0 O , Cód. 30195.
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Students will learn about the generation of power through renewable sources, especially: mini-hydro, photovoltaic and wind systems as well as power storage systems.
PV systems: characteristics, operation, assembly, sizing calculations, design and operation.
Wind Energy: conversion limits, performance, power regulation, conversion systems and their characteristics. Wind farms, sizing and production control of active and reactive power.
Energy storage systems: batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels, fuel cells, pumping ...
Written test: theoretical (40%) Practical (60%).
- Castro, R. (2011). Uma Introdução às Energias Renováveis: Eólica, Fotovoltaica e mini-hídrica. Lisboa: IST Press
- Ter-Gazarian, A. (1994). Energy Storage for Power Systems. .: Peter Peregrinus
Lectures supported by class debates.
Practical sessions focused on problem solving and laboratory demonstrations.
Software used in class