Sustainable energy supply

7.5 credits

Any sustainable energy supply system will have to be based on the efficient use of a multitude of primary energy sources and on the distribution of several different energy carriers. Electricity, refined and sophisticated fuels, district heating and district cooling will all have roles to play, as will raw fuels like wood residues, municipal waste, firewood and intermediate quality fuels such as wood pellets. The production end of the system will have to be based on several technologies; Solar heating panels, solar photovoltaics, wind-power stations and hydropower stations. Wave- and tidal power will play a role – as will bio refineries, geothermal energy and heat pumps. This course aims at introducing briefly the different technologies available today for the production of different types of energy carriers. Also nuclear power is included in the course – though it is not long-term sustainable due to the limited fuel resources.

The course is offered in two parallel versions:
The distance version – 25 % through all semester, English – will include also bioenergy, but will then not include any laboratory exercises.
The campus version – 50 % through the second part of the semester, and which is also part of the B.Sc. programme “Energy- and environmental technology” – excludes bioenergy. The reason is that the students following the programme already have so many courses focusing on bioenergy, since this happens to be the second most important energy source for Sweden. To compensate for the exclusion of bioenergy in the campus version, compulsory laboratory exercises are included in this version of the course.

Distance – study where you are

Perhaps you would like to study in the Swedish mountains, in a big city, or at home close to family? Many of our programmes and courses are offered in distance format.

Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

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