Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2022/2023
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 242831 Subject title: FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Credits: 3 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 2º S
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Comunicación
Lecturers:
SANCHIS GURPIDE, PABLO   [Mentoring ] URTASUN ERBURU, ANDONI   [Mentoring ]
DE LA PARRA LAITA, IÑIGO (Resp)   [Mentoring ] BERRUETA IRIGOYEN, ALBERTO   [Mentoring ]
SAMANES PASCUAL, JAVIER   [Mentoring ] ARAIZ VEGA, MIGUEL   [Mentoring ]
CATALAN ROS, LEYRE   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

This course is aimed exclusively at exchange students. It is part of the teaching innovation project selected in PINNE-2021 ¿International Project Semester¿.

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General proficiencies

  • CG3: Knowledge in basic and technological subjects, which enables the student to learn new methods and theories, and give them versatility to adapt to new situations.
  • CG4: Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision-making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Industrial Engineering.
  • CG7: Ability to analyze and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions.
  • CG10: Ability to work in a multilingual and multidisciplinary environment.

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Specific proficiencies

  • CE8-A: Applied knowledge on renewable energies.

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Learning outcomes

  • R1: To know the different renewable energy sources.
  • R2: Understand the systems of electricity generation with wind energy.
  • R3: Understand photovoltaic and thermoelectric power generation systems.
  • R4: Understand the problems of integrating renewable energies into the electrical grid.

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Methodology

The course uses a theoretical-practical approach, combining master classes, problem classes, activities and group work and autonomous learning by the student.

The lectures will consist on the theoretical explanation of the fundamental aspects of each topic, as well as the resolution of questions raised by the students from their autonomous learning of each topic. As part of the practical, individual and / or group activities, practical exercises and works related to the topics covered will be carried out.

To understand the subject and obtain an adequate outcome, it will be necessary for the student to carry out continuous work around the following activities:

  • Attend class regularly.
  • Carry out a reflective reading and an in-depth study of the material that is provided or indicated in each topic.
  • Solve the exercises and work proposed throughout the course.
  • Actively participate in discussions that may arise in class.
  • Asking questions that may arising during the study of the subject in the hours arranged by the teacher for this purpose.

As a teaching complement, MiAulario will be used. Through it, the calendar of the different activities of the subject will be indicated, it will be possible to access the teaching material and it will be used to send the works requested in class.

Activity summary:

Activity In classroom Out of classroom
A-1 Master classes 30  
A-2 Debates, group mentoring   3
A-3 Homework   6
A-4 Notes reading   2
A-5 Individual study   28
A-6 Exams 2  
A-7 Individual mentoring   3
     
Total 32 42

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies/learning outcomes

Proficiency Activity
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-1 Master classes
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-2 Debates, group mentoring
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-3 Homework
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-4 Individual studyl
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-5 Estudio individual
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-6 Exams
CG3 CG4 CG7 CG10 CE8A A-7 Individual mentoring

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Languages

English

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Evaluation

The course evaluation will be made taking into account the following criteria:

1.-Course feedback (20%): The active participation of the students in the subject will be highly considered. The students' interventions will be counted in the forums / blogs of the subject, apart from resolution of objective tests.

2.- Development of periodic assignments (30%): This type of tasks seeks to measure the process of knowledge acquisition in the subject, taking into account the point of departure of each student, and their progress.

3.- Case study developments (50%): Each student will be asked to solve practical cases.

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
R1,R2, R3, R4 Course feedback 20 No No
R1,R2, R3, R4 Periodic assignments 30 No No
R1,R2, R3, R4 Cases study analysis 50 Yes 5

 

 

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Contents

The contents of this course are mainly focused on understanding the fundamentals of the main renewable generation sources as well as their integration into the electrical grid. In addition, it presents the steps to be taken to increase renewable energy in the world.

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Agenda

The course is divided into six subjects, whose specific contents are detailed below:

  • Topic 1: Photovoltaic systems
  • Topic 2: Wind systems
  • Topic 3: Grid Integration of renewable energies
  • Topic 4: The role of energy storage systems in renewable energies
  • Topic 5: Basic principles of thermoelectricity
  • Topic 6: Basic principles of aerothermal energy
  • Topic 7: The road to a 100% renewable world

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


The material provided in "Miaulario" will serve as a guide for the exposition of the topics of the course. However, the content of the same should be completed with additional information provided in the classes and with information found in other bibliographic sources.

Additional bibliography:

[1]     David JC MacKay. Sustainable Energy ¿ without the hot air

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Location

Classroom

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