Course title: 
Renewable energy sources
Primary programme: 
Fizikus mérnök BSc
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Further knowledge transfer methods: 
plant visits
Coursework grade
Special grading methods: 
group project work
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Responsible lecturer: 
Dr. Martin János Mayer, assistant professor, PhD
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Course description: 
The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the technologies utilizing renewable energy sources (solar, hydro, biomass, geothermal) and converting them into secondary energy carriers (fuel, heat, electricity), their possibilities and application limitations. In addition to the technical solutions, the students will get acquainted with the optimal selection and design process of renewable energy supply systems, as well as their operational aspects. In addition to energy production, the issues of integration into the system and energy storage will also be emphasized.
Reading materials: 
J.A. Duffie, V.A.Beckman: Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, 4th Ed., Willey, 2013, Hoboken, ISBN 978-0-470-87366-3 Thomas Ackermann: Wind Power in Power Systems. John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN 0-470-85508-8
List of competences: 
Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.