Project Lab Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems

Module Number: EI7483

Duration. 1 Semester

Recurrence: Sommer semester

Language: English

Number of ECTS: 6


Professor in charge: Thomas Hamacher

Description of Achievement and Assessment Methods

Participants in the project course Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems will carry out analyzes, planning and applications around renewable energy systems and their modeling. The essential aspects of the work in the project internship (including essential scientific content, the handling of a task as a completed project, division of the task among the group members) should be documented in a written report. In a supplementary presentation, the students' competence to present their work in a structured manner in the context of a small seminar in front of an audience consisting of staff of the chair and students, shall be examined.

Prerequisites (recommended)

Basic knowledge about: - Power systems - Renewable energies (potentials, technologies) - Matlab / Simulink


These are research-related and practice-oriented tasks whose topics are in line with the current research areas of the chair, such as: - Modeling, simulation and / or regulation of energy systems - Investigation of the potential of renewable energies - Analysis and generation of data for energy systems - Evaluation and interpretation of model results - Planning and installation of plants for the use of renewable energies on the Campus Garching

Study goals

After successfully completing the module, the student is - depending on the topic - able to: - recognize challenges of integrating renewable energies, - apply and implement appropriate tools and methods to analyze, plan or regulate energy systems, - interpret and evaluate results from applied models.

Teaching and learning methods

Project tasks are carried out individually or preferably in groups of 2-4 students. In the process, self-dependence respectively teamwork is supported in the processing of a project task. Depending on the topic, a literature research may be necessary. The main part of the project internship, however, is the computer-aided development of analysis and evaluation tools or the planning and execution of laboratory tests or installations. The participants will finally have the opportunity to practice preparing and holding presentations.


-Application of various programs or programming languages ​​(Matlab / Simulink, Python, etc.) - Test benches (renewable energy conversion plants, real-time simulator, measuring instruments) - Presentations