TØL4018 - Renewable Energy Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam and Project work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 3/10
Home examination 7/10 4 hours A

Course content

Introduction to conventional and Renewable energy sources environmental impacts, challenges and future trends, fundamentals, potential, estimation and, applications:

• Solar Energy
• Wind Energy
• Hydropower
• Biomass
• Geothermal Energy
• Ocean Energy

Learning outcome

The main purpose of this course is to introduce students with renewable energy resources availability, potential and suitability as a substitute for conventional energy resources in future energy demand.

Having completed the courses, the student should have


• Advanced knowledge about different renewable energy resources.
• Advanced knowledge about potential of using renewable energy technologies as a complement to and to the extent possible, replacement for conventional technologies, and possibilities to combining renewable and non-renewable energy technologies in hybrid systems.
• Knowledge about strategies for enhancing the use of renewable energy resources for future demand.


• Analysis on importance of renewable energy solutions for sustainable development.
• Able to identify sustainable energy solutions for sustainable development.
• Able to carry out techno-economic assessment.

General competence:

• Develop competency in identifying renewable energy resources availability and utilization.
• Develop competency in rating different renewable energy technologies.
• Students demonstrate competency in renewable systems analysis, independently.

Learning methods and activities

The course includes lectures, exercises, assignments and project work.

In case of less than 4 students, the course will be based on self-study.

In order to complete the coursework requirements 50 % of hand-ins must be approved.

Assessment methodology for examination
Alphabetical scale, A (best) – F (fail)

Teaching language is English. Teaching, tutoring, assignments and exam are given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on written exam (counts 70%) and project assignment (counts 30%) both must be passed.
Ordinary re-sit for the written exam (next August). For project - new deadline for submission of project assignment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Sustainable Manufacturing (MSUMA)

Course materials

Will be given at course start

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TØL4121 2.5 01.09.2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written exam and Project work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 3/10

Release 2020-11-13

Submission 2020-11-27

Release 08:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Assignment 3/10 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 7/10 A

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-07

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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