Fuel your knowledge about small to medium energy conversion and supply systems in Australia. Describe design and sizing approach. Survey a range of energy systems from hybrid, micro hydro and photovoltaic, wind power and solar thermal to co-generation.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the main energy systems covered in the subject by: drawing a block diagram showing the layout of the components in the system; indicating on such diagrams, the power flows that occur within such systems; describing the role of the various components in these systems
describe the approaches used in designing and sizing these systems
undertake simple design and sizing tasks for a number of the systems covered.
An introduction to the design and operation of energy conversion and supply systems. The focus is on the principal small to medium scale energy systems currently in use in Australia. Key areas covered include engine-based RAPS systems, hybrid systems, photovoltaic systems, wind power systems and solar thermal systems. Co-generation systems, fuel cells and microhydro systems are also considered.