Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Understanding the fundamentals of new and renewable energy technologies: physical principles, resource potential, technology solutions, applications, and technology trends. Capabilities to apply this knowledge into various research, development or planning tasks of new sustainable energy systems. Learn using key tools for understanding the energy transition and new energy technologies (IPAT, diffusion model, learning curve, Hottel) and technoeconomics (LCOE-models, design tools).

Credits: 5

Schedule: 06.09.2023 - 08.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Peter Lund

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1/3 of the course: global energy system, energy-climate nexus, key energy scenarios, energy change; 2/3 of the course: new energy technologies, bioenergy and biofuels, wave and marine power, wind power, solar energy, fuel cells and hydrogen.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Final exam or project work and home assignments.

    Passing of course in autumn: 80 % of the maximum points of home exercises + project work accepted (in this case the course grade will be the same as the project work grade, each student will be appraised for fullfilling equal workload in the team). The project work is done in a team of 2-4 persons; the team delivers a report (10-20 pages).


    by exam (home exercise points can give up to 6 points in the fall and winter exam). Later by exam only; Grades 0 (rejected) to 5 (excellent) apply.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 22-24 hours (2 hours per week); exercises 24 hours; project work or preparation for exam
    and independent (home) work 87h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi. Registration via WebOodi.

  • applies in this implementation

    The lectures start on Thu 7 September 2023. All lectures are given remotely through Zoom and are recorded.