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Renewable Energy and Meteorology - 145605




The course is divided into three main parts. The first part covers the fundamental meteorological concepts, and in particular those mainly affecting the availability of renewable resources. The second and the third parts of the course deal more specifically on the methodologies and on the tools for the assessment of solar and wind energy resources.


At the end of the course the student should:

Know the basics of atmospheric processes affecting renewable energy resources availability.

Be able to use basic meteorological concepts, models and instruments for the assessment of renewable energy resource availability.

Be able to identify the most appropriate sources of information, critically asses the quality of datasets and the range of reliability of the results of data processing procedures for the estimate of renewable energy resources.

Find out datasets and other useful information required to accomplish the assessment of renewable energy resources.

Write a short technical report.

Module level: Basic 

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: 

The course mainly consists of frontal lectures in the classroom.
The course mainly consists of frontal lectures in the classroom. Lectures will be carried out both with blackboard demonstrations and exercises and with slides.
Part of the course is dedicated to two practice exercises on the assessment of solar and wind energy potential.
Tests and assessment criteria
Oral exam at the end of the course, with the aim of evaluating the ability of the student to reproduce the topics of the course with critical reasoning.
Moreover, the students are required to prepare two written reports on the practical exercitations proposed during the course. Relations are discussed during the oral exam.
The final mark is the result of the evaluation of both the oral exam and the written reports

SDG11 Theme: Energy and sustainability


Semester: Spring semester

Starting date: 22 February 2020

Finishing date: 4 June 2020

Enrollment period: December 2020

Additional information / limitations:


this is an elective course that is subject to availability, depending on the number of attending students

The admission is currently possible for learners from ECIU partner universities.  Please fill this document and send it to the admission-contact person:


University of Trento

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