66021 - Renewable Energy and Energy Management

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Responsible consumption and production Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will have a basic knowledge on the production of energy from renewable sources (general overview on renewable energy, renewable energy sources and relevant indicators, environmental impact of energy systems) and the basic tools needed to understand the policies and energy plans at local and national level.

Course contents

Motivations. Energy and quality of life. Tecnologies: photovoltaic, solar thermodynamic, wind, geothermal and idro, sea, biomass, energy storage, heat pumps, fuel cells, energy transportation and smart grid, transport, efficiency, recycle. Management: international, national and local legislation, burden sharing, SET Plan, parameters for the classification of energy from biomasses, administrative, economic analysis, case studies.


Slides and other material on the web site

Teaching methods

Course and exercises

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Videoprojector, PC, blackboard 
Transparencies, On-line web tool (TEAMS)   

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Contin