Alternative Energy Technologies


Please note for summer semester 2020:

This lecture will take place in summer semester 2020. Due to the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, we are currently working on a digital teaching concept. The topics of the lecture will be made available as online materials with videos in RWTHmoodle as far as possible. The exercise will also be implemented via online materials and zoom meetings. Both events will be further supported by an exchange in RWTHmoodle.

Further information will be announced via RWTHmoodle.

Activity Hours Location
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Exercise - -
Final exam


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In this lecture, the physical and technical basics of alternative energy techniques are taught. Among other things, the technology fields of wind energy, biomass utilization, hydropower, solar thermal energy, photovoltaics and geothermal energy are discussed in detail. Furthermore, the technology areas of energy storage and heat recovery, which are becoming ever more important with the use of renewable energies, will be taken up. In addition to basic knowledge, current developments and research questions are discussed.


The lecture "Alternative Energy Technologies" is funded by quality improvement funds. The contact person for the use of quality improvement funds at our institute is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rita Streblow. Further information regarding the use of quality improvement funds in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering can be found on the website of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.