Sustainable Power Production





Offered by

Mechanical Engineering




Basic knowledge of Thermodynamics

Main purpose

The main purpose is to gain basic knowledge and design of sustainable power production with wind tur-bines, photovoltaic cells and batteries fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and smart grid.


The student will acquire knowledge in
1. Photovoltaic cells and batteries
2. Fuel cell and hydrogen storage
3. Smart grid
4. Wind energy
4.1 Wind resources
4.2 Rotor blades for a wind turbine
4.3  Terrain classification, Roughness and orography
4.4 Wind turbine generator
4.5 Wind farm
4.6 Wind turbine transformer and electrical grid
4.7 Cooling system in wind turbine
4.8 Wind turbine components materials


Use the WAsP computer program to estimate annual power production for a wind turbine or a group of wind turbines (Wind farm) and Q blade software for wind turbine blades design. Calculate the power output of photovoltaic cells installation with energy storage. Be able to select between different energy storage scenarios.


The student will be able to carry out study project in the area of sustainable power production and to participate in projects in corporation with experienced engineers.



Teaching methods and study activities

The workload for student is expected to be 138 hours. There will be 3 lessons per week in 12 weeks.
The teacher will go over the course topics in the classroom, combining theory with exercises and black-board teaching as well as PowerPoint presentations.
The student is expected to read the detailed literature and to solve compulsory assignments between lessons.

Student Activity Model:
According to the Study Activity Model, the workload is divided as follows:

Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 32 hours – 23%

Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 79 hours – 57 %

Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 27 hours – 20 %

Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 0 hours – 0%


Wind Turbines, Aerodynamics, Loads and Structure. Martin O.L.Hansen
Samll Wind Turbine Engineering From idea to certification. Svend W. Enevoldsen
WASP software for wind tunrbines
Q blades




Prerequisites for exam: 
Mandatory assignments. If the assignments are not handed in and approved by the deadline set by the lecturer, the prerequisites are not met and new assignment and deadline will be set before the re-exam.

Exam type: 
The final exam will count 100%. The final exam divided into:
a. Individual oral evaluation on a mini project handed in before deadline (50%)
b. Additional question from draw on the spot (50%)
Tools allowed: 

As ordinary

Grading criteria


Additional information



Salwan Dihrab

Valid from

01-08-2023 00:00:00

Course type

9. semester
Elective for the specialization Mechanical
5. semester
7. semester


Specialisation/Area; Sustainable Energy