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EEE407 - Renewable Energy (2021-2022 Fall)

Office Hours by Reservation via e-mail

  • Venue: Room 210, West Wing, Prefab Building

  • Date&Time: Will be announced in response to e-mail reservation

Course

  • Venue: Class D05, M2 Building

  • Date&Time: 13:15-16:00 on Tuesdays

  • Objectives: This course aims to teach students the cruciality and fundamentals of renewable energy, current policies, design considerations and planning of a variety of renewable energy systems, basic principles of Power-to-X, feasibility assessment, energy storage, and grid integration along with microgrids and virtual power plants.

  • Contents: Fundamentals of Energy, Transformations, and Units, Introduction to Renewable Energy, Turkish Renewable Energy Policies and Electricity Markets, Solar Energy, Photovoltaic Power Plants, Concentrated Solar Power Plants, Wind Energy, Power-to-X (P2X), Bioenergy, Renewable Cogeneration (CHP) and Trigeneration (CCHP) Power Plants, Geothermal Energy, Hydraulic Energy, Ocean, Wave, and Tidal Energy, Energy Storage, Microgrids, Virtual Power Plants, Feasibility Calculations.

 

Lecture Notes

  1. Course Introduction and Scope

  2. Fundamentals of Energy, Transformation, and Units

  3. Laws 5346 and 6446, Samples for Electricity Bill and Natural Gas Bill, TEİAŞ, EPİAŞ, EÜAŞ, and EXIST Transparency Platform

  4. Introduction to the LaTeX on Overleaf for Assignment

  5. Solar Energy: Photovoltaic Power Plants (Japan and France)

  6. Solar Energy: Concentrated Solar Power Plants (Solar Thermal Electricity)

  7. Wind Energy: Potential, Capacity, and Statistics

  8. Wind Energy: Wind Resource, Energy Conversion, Power Generation, Electrical System, and Future Trends (How Offshore Wind Farms Work)

Assignment (2021-2022 Fall)

  • Students are responsible for preparing a paper in order to introduce Turkish intraday and day-ahead spot electricity markets and compare them with European Power Exchange.

  • Rule 1. IEEE Conference Paper Template for LaTeX will be used within any LaTeX editor.

  • Rule 2. Maximum page limit is 4. A general introduction regarding sections of the paper are discussed in Document 1 and Document 2.

  • Rule 3. After finishing the paper, a portable document file (PDF) of the paper will be uploaded to Academic Plagiarism Detector by creating a student account (Class ID: 32455262 and Enrollment Key: EEE407 ; Please note that during upload, students must choose single-file upload as submit option). Students will see their similarity reports after the deadline. If a similarity report of a paper shows a percentage which equals to or greater than 30% (after the exclusion of bibliography), that paper will not be admitted for the evaluation.

  • Deadline: 19 November 2021, Friday, 17:00.

Exams

  • Week 9: Midterm Examination (2020)

  • Week 16: Final Examination

Announcements

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Assignment 1 (2019-2020 Spring)

  • Students are responsible for preparing a paper in order to benchmark renewable support schemes in EU, Japan, Russia, Turkey, UK, and USA and make recommendations for Turkey's future energy policies.

  • Rule 1. IEEE Conference Paper Template for LaTeX will be used within any LaTeX editor.

  • Rule 2. Maximum page limit is 4. Tables can be used, but figures are not allowed. A general introduction regarding sections of the paper are discussed in Document 1 and Document 2.

  • Rule 3. After finishing the paper, a compressed folder containing LaTeX files and named as student number will be sent to kzor@atu.edu.tr. In addition, a portable document file (PDF) of the paper will be uploaded to Academic Plagiarism Detector by creating a student account (Class ID: 24142034 and Enrollment Key: Assignment1; Please note that during upload, students must choose single-file upload as submit option). Students can immediately see their similarity reports and overwrite the reports until the deadline given below. If a similarity report of a paper shows a percentage which equals to or greater than 30% (after the exclusion of bibliography), that paper will not be admitted for the evaluation.

  • Deadline: 17 April 2020, Friday, 17:00.

  • The best assignment award goes to T***** A**** K*******: Download

Project Work (2019-2020 Spring)

  • Students are responsible for preparing a project work in order to simulate an off-grid rooftop PV power plant for a duplex apartment in the following coordinates:

    • 37.50404415 35.86275261 (which corresponds to 37°30'14.6"N 35°51'45.9"E).

  • As a guideline, notes regarding design criteria are as follows:

    • Surface area belonging to the duplex apartment is 60 m² (Rectangle: 6 m x 10 m),

    • Students are free to design the apartment's rooms and electrical appliances (AC and DC loads),

    • Students will simulate their genuine design by using a comprehensive PV software chosen by themselves:

      • 27 April 2020, 11:43, 150103012​, PV*SOL,

      • 29 April 2020, 13:58, 160103032, PVSyst,

      •    1 May 2020, 14:19, 150103021, BlueSol,

      •    1 May 2020, 15:35, 150103017, HOMER Pro,

      •    1 May 2020, 15:55, 140103001, RETScreen,

      •    1 May 2020, 16:03, 150103009, pvPlanner.

    • Sizing and selection of PV modules, charge controllers, batteries, inverters will be fulfilled by the students,

    • Students will conduct a feasibility assessment of their design along with investigating current credit alternatives provided by Turkish banks for small-scale renewable energy investments,

    • Students will prepare a presentation that responds all of the above criteria and clarifies each step in detail.

  • Rules that students should follow for the project work:

    • Beamer Presentation Template for LaTeX will be used within any LaTeX editor. The only limit is your own imagination. A general introduction appertaining to Beamer are discussed in Link 1 and Link 2.

    • After finishing the presentation a compressed folder containing LaTeX source files and PDF file both named as student number will be sent to kzor@atu.edu.tr. In addition, a portable document file (PDF) of the paper will be uploaded to Academic Plagiarism Detector by creating a student account (Class ID: 24142034 and Enrollment Key: ProjectWork; Please note that during upload, students must choose single-file upload as submit option). Students can submit once to the assignment and a similarity report will be produced immediately. If a similarity report of a presentation shows a percentage which equals to or greater than 50% (after the exclusion of bibliography), that presentation will not be admitted for the evaluation.

  • Deadline: 29 May 2020, Friday, 17:00. (*Please note that students will present their presentations during the lecture on 1 June 2020.)

  • The best presentation award goes to T***** A**** K*******: Download