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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC5564M Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources

15 creditsClass Size: 140

Module manager: Dr. Salma Alarefi
Email: s.alarefi@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Jun View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2020-21. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) the Online Learning Workshops. For Semester 2 (from January 2021), we anticipate that this will be most likely, in which case online teaching will be substituted for traditional face-to-face teaching methods, including lectures and practical classes. ‘Independent online learning’ will involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or remote/virtual laboratory work, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of Online Learning Workshops, are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.

Objectives

To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of power generation technology from renewable sources, particularly wind and solar power.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of how renewable energy sources can be employed and how they are integrated into electricity systems.
2. Be able to contribute to strategic planning, systems implementation and operation of sustainable power generation systems.


Syllabus

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Photovoltaic materials including mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline and amorphous silicon
Physical and electrical output properties of the solar photovoltaic cell
Equivalent circuit for PV arrays and computer model
Control and management of PV power generation systems comprising power converters and energy storage components
Batteries for energy storage, lead-acid battery principles, charging and discharging behaviours, equivalent circuit model
Extractable power from the wind: cube law, power coefficient
Characteristics of horizontal-axis wind-turbine, analysis of forces on a turbine blade, axial thrust and tip-speed ratio
Shaft torque and power
Efficiency of wind powered generators
Electrical generators including synchronous and induction generators
Induction generator static and dynamic model
Generator-converter configurations for constant speed constant frequency (CSCF) and variable speed constant frequency (VSCF) systems
Analysis of doubly-fed induction generator for wind power conversion
Control of wind power generation systems including: Optimal turbine speed control
Maximum power point tracking and supervisory control from start to shut down

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class41.004.00
Independent online learning hours48.00
Private study hours98.00
Total Contact hours4.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate the material covered in lectures, to undertake preparatory work for examples classes and to prepare for summative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback will be mainly provided through the examples classes.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 115.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assignment/Test 225.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assessment/Test 325.00
Online AssessmentOnline Assessment/Test 435.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session. .


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:35:36

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