This module studies energy modelling for sustainable energy options, economic assessment methods of energy systems and Retscreen and Trnsys modelling packages.
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
Evaluate the stages involved in the modelling of an energy system.
Undertake a design study using an available energy modelling software package.
Prepare and deliver an oral and visual presentation on the results of a modelling simulation.
Determine the most suitable option for an energy option case study by utilising appropriate software.
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
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Module Content & Assessment
RETScreen software backed up with hand calculations. Other software packages as needed by students to finalise their project.
Heating, cooling and power requirements.
Energy Systems Modelled:
Energy conservation measures, solar, wind, CHP, geothermal, other.
Energy modelling and emission analysis (tCO2, GHG) for base case/proposed case project analysis.
Case flow, payback time and IRR for base case/proposed case project studies.
Risk analysis and effect of economic factors on base case/proposed case project studies.
End of Semester Formal Examination
% of total
Stage 1 - Initial Project Selection & Scope
Short Answer Questions
Examination on Lecture Material
Stage 2 - Poster Presentation (one per group)
Stage 3 - Final Written Report Based on Research Layout (one per group)
Stage 4 - Final Step-by Step Details of Simulations/Hand Calculations (one submission per student)
Repeat examination Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment