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Design of Sustainable Energy and Mobility Systems

Course Information:

Course ID:B-201
Type of Course:Required

Instructors: Professor T. Tsoutsos

Recommended Reading:

  • Τ. Tsoutsos and I. Kanakis, “Renewable energy sources. Technologies and environment”, Papasotiriou editions, 2013 (in Greek)
  • «Συστήματα Αστικών Μεταφορών» (2009), Κ. Λυμπέρης, Μ. Καρλαύτης, Εκδόσεις Συμμετρία (in Greek).
  • Theocharis Tsoutsos (ed), 2008. Sustainable Energy Communities in Insular and Ecologically Sensitive Areas, European Commission, DG Energy and Transport.
  • M. Zoulias, R. Glockner, N. Lymberopoulos, I. Vosseler, T.Tsoutsos, HJ Mydske, M. Brodin, P. Taylor, 2004. Market potential analysis for the introduction of hydrogen energy technology in stand-alone power systems, European Commission.
  • G. Boyle (ed), 1996. Renewable energy: Power for a sustainable future, The OPEN University, Oxford University Press


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Course objectives:

The course aims at educating the Graduate students in design of sustainable energy  and mobility systems and at their assessment based on environmental, energy and economic criteria. Special emphasis is put on the sustainable management of environmental impacts, monitoring and targeting systems, noise control, utilization of alternative fuels in transportation (biofuels, electricity). Furthermore, to renewable management and energy saving methods (regional-local energy planning, sustainable management of natural resources, Life Cycle Analysis), Βiofuels (use for building thermal uses, estimation of the technical and economically available potential), Solar cooling (design of active solar acclimatization systems, technical & economic assessment), environmental Impact assessment form Energy systems; Assessment of renewable energy application under uncertainty.


1st WeekAdvanced analysis and design of sustainable energy and mobility systems
2nd Week:Presentation and demonstration of the use of virtual Lab of the course
3rd WeekSustainable Transportation/Mobility Systems
4th WeekPower systems. Wind- photovoltaics-hybrid
5th WeekDesalination. Autonomous energy systems.
6th Week:Solar cooling. Integration in the built environment.
7th Week:Biofuels. Energy, environmental an economic assessment
8th Week:Use of alternative fuels in transportation (biofuels, electricity, etc.)
9th Week:Life Cycle Analysis for Environmental Impact Assessment
10th Week:Sustainable planning
11th Week:Multicriteria analysis for the optimum selection of energy systems
12th Week:Applications, dimensioning of systems. Examples.
13th Week:Recapitulation

Work Load:

One project per student including oral presentation.

Assessment method:

  • Project (70%)
  • Final written exam (30%)

Last modification: 10-10-2018