SUSTAINABLE ENERGY | Università degli studi di Bergamo

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
39164-ENG

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2020/2021
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
Sustainable energy
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Opzionale
Settore disciplinare: 
SISTEMI PER L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE (ING-IND/09)
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2020/2021
Crediti: 
9
Responsabile della didattica: 
Altri docenti: 

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Ciclo: 
Primo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
48
Ore di studio individuale: 
135
Ambito: 
Ingegneria meccanica
Prerequisites

No one

Educational goals

The course aims at training professionals in the field of energy efficiency. Participants will learn about choosing the best combination of conventional and renewable energy solutions as well as sizing the hybrid energy systems to comply with the end-user requirements in industrial, commercial and residential environments. Furthermore, control strategies will be implemented for a sustainable and efficient production and delivery of energy, heat and cooling.

Course content

This course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design and manage CCHP plants combined with renewable technologies. The performance metrics that are capable to identify costs and benefits will be defined for energy, environmental and techno-economic assessment, under complex interactions among plant components. After a short introduction on the basic concepts of Thermodynamics, the course goes into detail on:
-CHP solutions
ointernal combustion engines
oRankine cycle - Organic Rankine Cycle
ogas turbines (micro-turbines)
ofuel cells
odistrict heating
-Renewable energy technologies
obioenergy and waste-to-energy
osolar PV
owind energy
omini hydro
ogeothermal heat pumps
osolar water heating
-Energy storage systems
-CCHP (Combined Cooling Heating Power) solutions
oelectric chillers
oabsorption/adsorption chillers
oDistrict Cooling
-design guidance (layout, sizing, interconnection among components)
-environmental and techno-economic assessment

Textbooks and reading lists

The bibliography is indicated for each topic in the notes made available on e-Learming platform

Teaching methods

The course includes theoretical lessons (48 hours) and practical lessons (24 hours). During practical lessons, students will apply the knowledge in a project-based learning experience. Case studies will be analyzed to reveal best practices. Multi-energy systems will be modeled by means of TRNSYS (TRaNsient SYstem Simulation Program) to simulate realistic operating conditions, while searching for optimized control strategies.

Assessment and Evaluation

Exam will consist of two parts:
-written theory test (4 questions; score is expressed in thirtieths)
-practical modeling test using TRNSYS (positive or negative result)

Further information

If the course is taught in mixed mode or remotely, changes can be made compared to what is stated in the syllabus to make the course and exams usable also in these ways.