Solar thermal systems are capable of providing a diverse range of energy services. In this course students explore the potential for solar thermal to address imminent global energy challenges. Topics covered include low and high temperature solar thermal energy collectors, solar thermal conversion processes, thermal energy storage, systems design and control. This course is a capstone course for the Thermal systems and Energy Systems stream in the Renewable Energy major. Theoretical material is balanced with practical experience in laboratories and design case studies. Students are encouraged to apply knowledge gained in these courses to the design of solar thermal systems in a systems engineering context.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skill to:
- Describe solar thermal technologies, both low and high temperature applications.
- Analyse and model simple solar thermal systems.
- Understand the importance of systems engineering applied to thermal systems.
- Understand the role of solar thermal in Australia's future energy supply and demand.
Assignment; laboratory-based assessment; mid-semester quiz; final exam.
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This course requires students to work independently with online resources as well as attending weekly lectures and tutorials for interpretation of the online material.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8183||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|