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BL20A1400 Renewable Energy Technology, 6 cr 
Code BL20A1400  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Renewable Energy Technology  Abbreviation Renewable Energ 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Christian Breyer 
Ashish Gulagi 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  3-4 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Christian Breyer


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Identify the major renewable energy (RE) conversion technologies, mainly converting resources to electricity. 2. Describe the major characteristics of the technologies, in particular applications, efficiency, economics, industrial scale and future prospects. 3. Analyse the need for storage technologies and their different fields of application based on their key technical and economic features.


The course is focused on the conversion of the resources to electricity. The RE technologies discussed in the course are: wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity generation and hydro powerplants. The storage technologies covered comprise a general overview and in particular include battery storage, pumped hydro storage and power-to-gas technologies. All technologies are classified with respect to their applications, efficiency, maturity, economics, industrial scaling and expected relevance for the ongoing energy transformation.

Teaching Methods 

3rd period lectures 14 h, exercises 14 h. 4thperiod lectures 14 h, exercises 14 h, examination 3 h. Independent study 97 h.
Total workload 156 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, examination 100 %

Course Materials 

Material handed out in class and made available on Moodle.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 15 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Renewable Energy Technology  COURSE  Christian Breyer,
Ashish Gulagi 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

Upcoming exams
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
Register Renewable Energy Technology  EXAM  Christian Breyer,
Ashish Gulagi 
27.04.20mon 08.30-11.30