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Delft University of Technology

Sustainable Energy: Design a Renewable Future

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A transition to sustainable energy is needed for our climate and welfare. In this engineering course, you will learn how to assess the potential for energy reduction and the potential of renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass. You’ll learn how to integrate these sources in an energy system, like an electricity network and take an engineering approach to look for solutions and design a 100% sustainable energy system.

This course is an introduction to the Master Programme Sustainable Energy Technology at TU Delft and is aimed at Bachelor students from science and engineering disciplines.


Week 1: Definition of Energy Use
The use of energy in transport, building and manufacturing.

Week 2: Generation of Renewable Energy
How much can you generate from all the different sources?

Week 3: Energy Balances
How can you analyse energy and what are the climate effects?

Week 4: Policies for Sustainable Energy
How to stimulate the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency?

Week 5: Wind Energy
Technologies to generate energy from wind

Week 6: Solar Energy
Technologies to generate Energy with photovoltaic systems

Week 7: Biomass
Technologies to generate energy from biomass

Week 8: Electrical Power System
How to integrate renewable energy in de Electrical Power System

Week 9: Storage
How to store energy?

Taught by

Arno Smets and Additional Instructors


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