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Area/Catalogue
EEET 3050

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
151541

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

Discuss the potential capacity of renewable energy sources in meeting electrical energy demands and to develop skills in proposing, developing, and implementing renewable energy systems in harnessing electrical energy, especially from solar and wind resources. 

Course content

Fossil fuels, environmental impact and climate changes.

Overview of various renewable energy sources, challenges and opportunities.

Details of wind energy systems - wind power, wind histogram, Weibull and Rayleigh statistics, probability density function, performance coefficient, wind turbines, power curve, wind generators, capacity factor, annual energy, wind farms, and economics of wind energy systems.

Sun and solar resources - earth’s orbit, sun path, solar irradiance, air-mass ratio, optimal tilt angle, and tracking systems.

Details of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems – photovoltaic materials, PV cells, equivalent circuits, I-V characteristic, modules, strings, arrays, shading impacts, hourly I-V curves, maximum power point tracker, predicting PV performance, derate factors, and economy of PV systems.

Battery energy storage systems, grid-connected, and stand-alone PV systems.

Textbook(s)

G.M. Masters 2013, Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, 2nd, John Wiley and Sons, USA

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EEET 1027 Electrical and Electronic Systems

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hrs x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hrs x 7 weeks
Practical (Simulation) 2 hrs x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 15% N/A
Practical 2500 words 20% N/A
Assignment 1500 words 15% N/A
Written examination N/A 50% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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