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  • GEEN  4830  –  ECEN  5007     SOLAR  THERMAL  POWER   TERM  B,  Summer  2011   P ROFESSORS   Manuel  Silva,  Ph.D.   Department  of  Energy  Engineering     University  of  Seville  (Spain)   silva@esi.us.es     Manuel  Blanco,  Ph.D.   Director,  Solar  Thermal  Energy  Department   National  Renewable  Energy  Centre  (CENER)   mblanco@cener.com     GEEN  4 830  –  E CEN  5 007  C LASSROOM  D UAN  G 131   T UES.  W ED .  &  T HURS.  1 7:00-­‐19:30.   O FFICE  H OURS:  T UES.  W ED .  &  T HURS.  1 4:30-­‐16:30  F OR  A PPOINTMENTS  PLEASE  SEND  E-­‐MAIL  
  • GEEN  4830  SOLAR  THERMAL  POWER  Overview  Concentrating  Solar  Thermal  Power  (CSTP)  technologies  concentrate  solar  radiation  and  collect  it  in  a  specific  system  to  heat  a  thermal  fluid.  The  collected  energy  is  then  used  to  run  a  thermal  machine  and  generate  electricity.  In  common  with  other  renewable  energy  sources,  CSTP  systems  can  make  an  important  contribution  to  the  mitigation  of  greenhouse  gas  emissions  and  to  long-­‐term  energy  supply  security.  In  comparison  with  other  renewable  sources,  the  costs  are  competitive;  and  because  the  technology  can  include  relatively  effective  thermal  storage  and  has  the  potential  for  hybridization,  a  CSTP  plant  can  be  designed  so  that  the  power  is  predictable,  reliable  and  can  be  generated  on  demand.  Integration  into  the  grid  poses  no  major  stability  challenges.  Of  special  interest  is  that  the  systems  are  scalable  and  have  a  high  share  of  local  content.  The  objective  of  the  course  is  to  familiarize  the  students  with  the  underlying  principles  of  CSTP  technologies,  provide  them  with  a  clear  understanding  of  their  present  status,  and  initiate  them  in  the  design  of  CSTP  plants  by  introducing  them  to  the  design  process,  and  giving  them  an  overview  of  the  different  of  computer  tools  commonly  used  in  that  process.  At  the  end  of  the  course  the  student  should  be  able  to  understand  the  fundamentals  of  the  thermal  conversion  of  solar  energy  into  power  and  the  basics  of  the  technical  and  economic  aspects  of  the  different  CSTP  technologies.  She  or  he  should  also  be  able  to  understand  the  trade-­‐offs  involved  in  the  design  of  a  CSTP  plant,  should  be  familiar  with  the  general  characteristics  the  process  involved  in  its  design,  and  should  be  aware  of  the  different  computer  tools  available  to  assist  in  this  design.  Objectives  Upon  completion  of  this  course  the  student  should  be  able  to:   1) Understand  the  fundamentals  of  the  thermal  conversion  of  solar  energy  into  power. 2) Understand  the  potential  and  limitations  of  STP  as  a  major  source  of  renewable  electricity. 3) Understand  the  basics  of  the  different  technologies  known  as  Concentrating  Solar  Power  (CSP),   including  technical  and  economical  aspects. 4) Have  a  basic  knowledge  of  the  different  aspects  that  a  STP  project  involves.Topics  The  course  is  focused  on  the  technical  and  economical  aspects  of  solar  thermal  power,  also  referred  to  as  Concentrating  Solar  Power  (CSP).  A  detailed  schedule  of  the  course  content  is  attached.    This  schedule  also  indicates  the  deadlines  for  assignments.  GEEN  4 830  –  E CEN  5 007  SYLLABUS     2  
  • GEEN  4830  SOLAR  THERMAL  POWER  Prerequisites  Basic  knowledge  of  Thermodynamics  and  Heat  Transfer  is  desirable.  A  short  review  of  Thermodynamics  will  be  provided  at  the  beginning  of  the  course.  Text  The  textbook  recommended  for  this  course  is  Chapter  21  of  the  Handbook  of  energy  efficiency  and  renewable  energy  “  edited  by  Frank  Kreith,  D.  Yogi  Goswami,  ISBN  0849317304.  For  some  lectures  the  professor  will  provide  supplementary  documentation.  Assessment  Performance  Assessment  and  grading  will  be  based  on  the  results  of  2  quizzes,  the  final  exam  and  a  project  that  will  be  developed  in  groups.  A  student’s  performance  in  the  course  will  be  assessed  according  to  the  following  criteria:  Assessment criteria % of GradeProject 40 %Quizzes 20 %Final Exam 40 %  Finally,  grades  will  be  assigned  as  indicated  in  the  following  table:   Grade Percentage (%) of maximum score A 90 – 100 B 70 - 89 C 50 – 69 D 20 – 49 F 0 – 19Course  Policies  Lateness  and  Attendance:  Students  are  expected  to  be  on  class  on  time  and  attendance  is  mandatory.  Even  if  the  absence  to  a  class  is  justified,  the  student  is  still  responsible  for  learning  the  material  and  carrying  out  the  assignments  discussed  in  that  class.  He  should  consult  other  students  and/or  the  professor  concerning  the  content  of  the  class  session  missed.  Class  participation:  Active  participation  of  the  students  in  the  class  is  encouraged.  They  should  come  to  class  with  a  positive  attitude  and  enthusiasm  for  learning.  Missed  quizzes,  exams  or  assignments:  Attendance  at  quizzes  and  exams  is  mandatory.  Absence  at  a  quiz  earns  a  zero.  There  are  no  make-­‐up  quizzes.  GEEN  4 830  –  E CEN  5 007  SYLLABUS     3  
  • GEEN  4830  SOLAR  THERMAL  POWER  Academic  Honesty.  Any  incident  of  academic  dishonesty  will  lead  to  automatic  failure  of  the  course.    A  written  report  will  be  submitted  to  the  CU  Honor  Code,  Academic  Discipline  Committee  of  the  College  and  a  copy  placed  in  the  student’s  permanent  file.    Academic  dishonesty  includes  both  claiming  another  person’s  work  as  your  own  and  allowing  another  to  claim  your  work  as  his  or  her  own.  Disability  If  you  qualify  for  accommodations  because  of  a  disability  please  submit  a  letter  to  me  from  Disability  Services  in  a  timely  manner  so  that  your  needs  may  be  addressed.  Disability  Services  determines  accommodations  based  on  documented  disabilities  (303-­‐492-­‐8671,  Willard  322,  www.colorado.edu/disabilityservices)  If  you  have  a  temporary  medical  condition  or  injury,  see  guidelines  at  http://www.colorado.edu/disabilityservices/go.cgi?select=3Dtemporary.html=Disability  Services’  Religious  observances  Campus  policy  regarding  religious  observances  requires  that  faculty  make  every  effort  to  deal  reasonably  and  fairly  with  all  students  who,  because  of  religious  obligations,  have  conflicts  with  scheduled  exams,  assignments  or  required  attendance.    In  this  class,  you  are  kindly  requested  to  inform  the  professor  as  soon  as  possible  and  agree  with  him  an  accommodation.  Classroom  behavior  Students  and  faculty  each  have  responsibility  for  maintaining  an  appropriate  learning  environment.  Those  who  fail  to  adhere  to  such  behavioral  standards  may  be  subject  to  discipline.  Professional  courtesy  and  sensitivity  are  especially  important  with  respect  to  individuals  and  topics  dealing  with  differences  of  race,  culture,  religion,  politics,  sexual  orientation,  gender,  gender  variance,  and  nationalities.    Class  rosters  are  provided  to  the  instructor  with  the  students  legal  name.  I  will  gladly  honor  your  request  to  address  you  by  an  alternate  name  or  gender  pronoun.  Please  advise  me  of  this  preference  early  in  the  course  so  that  I  may  make  appropriate  changes  to  my  records.    See  policies  at  http://www.colorado.edu/policies/classbehavior.html  and  at    http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffairs/judicialaffairs/code.html#studentcode  Discrimination  and  Harassment  The  University  of  Colorado  at  Boulder  policy  on  Discrimination  and  Harassment,  the  University  of  Colorado  policy  on  Sexual  Harassment  and  the  University  of  Colorado  policy  on  Amorous  Relationships  apply  to  all  students,  staff  and  faculty.    Any  student,  staff  or  faculty  member  who  believes  s/he  has  been  the  subject  of  sexual  harassment  or  discrimination  or  harassment  based  upon  race,  color,  national  origin,  sex,  age,  disability,  creed,  religion,  sexual  orientation,  or  veteran  status  should  contact  the  Office  of  Discrimination  GEEN  4 830  –  E CEN  5 007  SYLLABUS     4  
  • GEEN  4830  SOLAR  THERMAL  POWER  and  Harassment  (ODH)  at  303-­‐492-­‐2127  or  the  Office  of  Judicial  Affairs  at  303-­‐492-­‐5550.    Information  about  the  ODH,  the  above  referenced  policies  and  the  campus  resources  available  to  assist  individuals  regarding  discrimination  or  harassment  can  be  obtained  at  http://www.colorado.edu/odh.    Academic  Integrity  All  students  of  the  University  of  Colorado  at  Boulder  are  responsible  for  knowing  and  adhering  to  the  academic  integrity  policy  of  this  institution.  Violations  of  this  policy  may  include:  cheating,  plagiarism,  aid  of  academic  dishonesty,  fabrication,  lying,  bribery,  and  threatening  behavior.    All  incidents  of  academic  misconduct  shall  be  reported  to  the  Honor  Code  Council  (honor@colorado.edu;  303-­‐735-­‐2273).  Students  who  are  found  to  be  in  violation  of  the  academic  integrity  policy  will  be  subject  to  both  academic  sanctions  from  the  faculty  member  and  non-­‐academic  sanctions  (including  but  not  limited  to  university  probation,  suspension,  or  expulsion).  Other  information  on  the  Honor  Code  can  be  found  at  http://www.colorado.edu/policies/honor.html  and  at  http://www.colorado.edu/academics/honorcode/    GEEN  4 830  –  E CEN  5 007  SYLLABUS     5