FENT1001 - Introduction to Renewable Energy


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours H

Course content

- Overview of Norway’s and the world’s energy situation - Environmental challenges with energy production (CO2 and NOx emissions) - Various forms of renewable energy (hydropower, small scale hydropower, wind power, solar power, bioenergy, wave power, tidal power, osmotic power, geothermal energy) - Comparison of renewable energy with other forms of electricity production such as coal power, gas power, diesel power, and nuclear power. - Heat pumps, heat recovery, energy saving measures for buildings, passive houses and plus houses. - Hydrogen as an energy carrier, hydrogen production, hydrogen storage, and hydrogen safety. - Fuel cells (technology, challenges, and applications) - Various forms of energy storage (pumped hydropower, compressed air, batteries, flow batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels) - Microgrid and smart grid

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has knowledge of - different types of energy production and storage. - Norwegian power supply and consumption, as well as the national and international energy situation. - energy efficient and environmentally friendly utilization of Norwegian oil and gas. - environmental challenges linked to energy production and consumption. - different measures to improve energy efficiency. - scientific research and development work in the field of Renewable Energy. Skills: The candidate is capable of - updating his or her own knowledge in the field through information gathering. - applying knowledge to solve theoretical, technical and practical issues within the fields of energy production and storage. - assessing energy and environmental consequences of different energy solutions. - doing simple calculations on heating and cooling systems. - finding, assessing, applying and citing information and academic material, and present this in a way that highlights issues within Renewable Energy. General competence: The candidate is able to - evaluate different methods for energy production and storage against each other. - evaluate appropriate energy efficiency measures. - communicate project results both orally and in writing.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, projects, laboratory work

Compulsory assignments

  • Project with Report
  • 7 of 10 calculation exercises
  • Laboratory reports

Further on evaluation

Written school examination, 4 Hours

Compulsory work requirements: - 7 out of 10 exercises must be approved. - Laboratory work: compulsory attendance. - Reports: Two laboratory reports must be approved. - Project with Report must be approved.

A re-sit examination will be held in August and may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Renewable Energy - Engineering (BIFOREN)

Course materials

Notes distributed via Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENA1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
FENG1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
TFNE1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
FENT1101 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENT1102 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENG1101 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENG1102 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENA1101 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENA1102 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 H 2024-06-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 8
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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