autumn 2021
ELE-3601 Renewable Energy - Generation and Conversion - 5 ECTS

Last changed 26.11.2021

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1. June Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15. April

Type of course

Theoretical subject. The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering program with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics, 7,5 credits physics

Application Code: 9371

Suggested Prerequisite(s) General qualification of electrical engineering expertise at bachelor level

Course overlap

STE6285 Renewable Energy - Generation and Conversion 5 stp

Course content

Wind power and turbine technology, general wind turbine construction, characteristics and components, network and wind power system integration, wind speed measurements and resource mapping,  power system stability with large-scale wind power penetration, interaction between wind power and other energy resources, offshore wind power, physical basis of solar cells and solar energy, solar energy applications in the power system, hydro power and hydro power technologies, small-scale hydro power, physical basis and application of salination power, tidal power and wave energy, energy systems design with different forms of energy. Technology, economy and environment, system design, system integration, combination of different forms of energy.

Objectives of the course

After completed course the candidate should have the following learning outcome:


- how to plan., design and construct renewable energy plants.

- understanding the different energy carriers technical and economic characteristics. 

-understand how the interaction between different energy carriers can be utilized to obtain an optimal energy system.

- understand grid integration issues.


- explain the characteristis of renewable energy sources.

- know the consenting prosess.

- be able to make simple calculations, and analyses.

-do system assessments for integration of renewable energy sources.

General competence:

- Understand the similarities and differences between renawble energy sources.

- understand the planning and design processes.

- understand grid integration issues and grid code requirements.

- understand how assess, technical, economical and environmental issues.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, field trips and visits.


Mandatory tasks: Lectures, 10 exercises  of which 60% of exercises must be passed.

Assessment: 3 hours written exam. Grading scale is from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade.

Re-sit exam: A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course. Subject to general rules.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: ELE-3601