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Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre

Renewable Energy Technology Course

 

Module 1: Energy and the grid

·         Introduction to energy and power

·         Heat Engines

·         Power transmission (AC vs DC)

·         Global energy consumption

·         South African situation

Module 2: RE Technology

·         Introduction to renewable energy generation

·         Dispatchability of RE

·         Traditional generation sources

·         Eskom grid

·         Load curves

Module 3: RE Resources

·         RE resources and forces of nature

·         Global RE trends

·         RE investments

·         Levelised cost

·         RE policies in SA

·         WASA and other RE planning tools

Module 4: Solar energy

·         Resource

·         DNI/GHI

·         Solar constant/ altitude/ azimuth

·         Measurement

·         History

·         Solar thermal applications

·         Photovoltaics

·         Tracking

·         Inverters

·         PV in built environment

·         Off grid / grid tie

Module 5: Concentrated solar power

·         Parabolic

·         Heliostat

·         Fresnel 


·         Storage

·         Heat engines

·         Resource

·         SA situation


Module 6: Solar cooking and heating

·         Types

·         Applications

Module 7: Ocean energy

·         Wave

·         Current

·         Tidal

·         Devices

·         Resource

·         Agulhas current

Module 8: Hydro power

·         History

·         Power calculations

·         Types

·         Pumped storage

·         Hydro machines

·         Micro hydro

·         SA and Africa potential

·         Global potential

Module 9: Geothermal

·         Introduction

·         Resource classification

·         Global usage

·         Pros and cons

·         Uses of geothermal heat

·         SA potential

Module 10: Wind Energy

·         History

·         Basic principles and calculations

·         Types of turbine

·         Resource

·         Turbine siting

·         Global and SA potential

Module 11: Biomass

·         Types

·         Waste

·         Moisture and ash

·         Combustion processes

·         Bio fuel