Introduction

This module, housed at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, is an introduction to renewable energy systems for final year E&E students. The following topics are introduced during the course of this module:

  • Renewable energy resources.
  • Principles of renewable energy power conversion
  • Commercially viable renewable energy technologies
  • Sizing and design of renewable energy systems
  • Maximum power point control technologies
  • Power conditioning and grid integration of renewable energy systems
  • Economic benefit assessments
  • Environmental impact assessments
Please ensure that you read through the 2016 study guide for the module. English Version | Afrikaanse Weergawe .

Study Material

The prescribed textbook for this module is:
Masters, G.M. Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, Wiley-Interscience, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-118-14062-8

Book Cover

There are many other books, articles and resources available on the subject, and we make a list of a few notable works on the Supplement page. We recommend that you immerse yourself into this field as thoroughly as possible.