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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Renewable Energy Sources

Course Information:

Course ID:ENVE 444
Type of course:Required course
Teaching Hours:Th=2, E=1, L=0

Instructor: Professor Th. Tsoutsos (Faculty Member - EnvEng)

Tutorial Exercises:E. Baradakis

Textbooks (Eudoxus):

  • Book [22770910]: Ανανεώσιμες Πηγές Ενέργειας, Τσούτσος Θ., Κανάκης Ι.
  • Book [18548965]: Βιομάζα, Βάμβουκα Δέσποινα

Recommended reading:

  • Τheocharis Tsoutsos, 2010. Modelling saccharification and fermentation processes’ (Chapter 29), in: “Bioalcohol production”, Prof. Keith Waldron (ed), Woodhead Publishing.
  • Ιωάννης Φραγκιαδάκης, 2007. Φωτοβολταϊκά συστήματα, εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ.
  • T.B. Johansson, H Kelly, A.K.N. Reddy and R.H. Williams (ed), 1993. Renewable Energy. Sources for fuels and electricity, Island Press


  •  Registration  required

Course contents:

Environment and energy. Basic principles of sustainable energy systems and renewable energy sources. Systems utilizing solar energy-solar thermal systems. Photovoltaic systems. Solar thermal electric power systems. Biomass - Biofuels. Wind power. Small hydroelectric systems. Geothermal Energy. Model energy applications. Environmental impacts of renewable and conventional energy sources. Evaluation of energy systems

Assessment and grading method:

  • Final  closed-book written exam, 100% of the grade

Last modification: 10-09-2018