TØL4018 - Renewable Energy Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam and project
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project assignment 3/10
School exam 7/10 4 hours D

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 Knowledge: • 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. Skills: • 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. The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered. In order to complete the coursework requirements 50 % of hand-ins must be approved. 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 written exam can be changed to oral exam, if less than 6 students are registered. Ordinary re-sit for the written exam (next August). Ordinary re-sit for the written exam can be changed to oral exam. For project - new deadline for submission of project assignment.

Course materials

Will be given at course start

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TØL4121 2.5 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written exam and project

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 7/10 D 2023-12-06 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Project assignment 3/10





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 7/10 D 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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