75591 - Renewable Energy Production

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2015/2016

Course contents

  1. Energy and the environment: seeking sustainability
  2. Established renewable energy systems: wind and hydropower
  3. Established renewable energy systems: solar energy
  4. Conventional energy systems: transition to renewable energy
  5. Energy policy: instruments for change
  6. Regional and global energy policy: comparative policy assessment
  7. Energy supply security: the role of renewable energy
  8. Energy futures: integrated systems


Robert Ehrlich, 2013, “Renewable Energy: A First Course”, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-1439861158

David MacKay, 2008, “Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air”, available to download for free: http://www.withouthotair.com [http://www.withouthotair.com/]

Teaching methods

Standard lectures; flipped classroom; case study

Assessment methods

One group presentation (15 minutes) and executive summary (500 words) on the last day of the module (50% of the mark) plus an exam (50%).

Office hours

See the website of Konstantinos Chalvatzis