Renewable energy sources and smart grid


  • Course Code: 1913
  • Semester: 9th
  • Course Type: Scientific Area (SA)
  • Course Category: Optional (OP)
  • Scientific Field: Electronics (EL)
  • Lectures: 4 hours/week
  • ECTS units: 6
  • Teching and exams language: Greek
  • The course is offered to Erasmus students
  • Recommended prerequisite courses: (1812) Power Converters
  • Coordinator: Kioskeridis Iordanis

Educational goals

The aim of the course is the student to utilize knowledge from other courses such as Power Electronics, Power Converters, Computer Networks, Software Engineering and more, for the study and design of Renewable Energy Systems, such as solar, wind, geothermal, and also the design of smart grid. Specific objectives of the course are for the student to be able to:

  • Describe solar radiation and geometry.
  • Analyze photovoltaic modules and systems.
  • Design photovoltaic parks.
  • Understand wind energy conversion from wind turbines.
  • Recognize the types of geothermal energy.
  • Evaluate different types of RES.
  • Recognize and interpret smart grid technologies.
General Skills
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies.
  • Decision making.
  • Independent work.
  • Teamwork.
  • Exercising criticism and self-criticism.
  • Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking.
  • Project planning and management.

Course Contents

● Solar radiation and geometry.
● Photovoltaic modules and systems.
● Design of photovoltaic installations.
● Concentrating Solar Power.
● Conversion of wind energy.
● Wind turbines.
● Geothermal.
● Technologies in smart grid.

Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching Method
  • Face to face teaching.
Use of ICT means
  • Using Power Point Presentations software.
  • Using the online learning platform (moodle).
  • Contact students via email.
Teaching Organization
Activity Semester workload
Compulsory home work76
Total 180
Students evaluation

Student assessment is done by preparing and presenting a project. The project deals with broader issues of renewable energy and smart grid and is undertaken individually or by groups of two students. The project is delivered in a word file of at least 20 pages, divided into chapters, including abstract, contents and bibliography. The presentation is done via software consisting of at least 15 slides with a duration of 12 to 15 minutes followed by questions. During the presentations, all students are required to attend.

The evaluation criteria are notified to the students through the course web page and also during the lectures.

Recommended Bibliography

Recommended Bibliography through "Eudoxus"
  1. (Ελληνικά) Ιορδάνης Κιοσκερίδης, “Ανανεώσιμες Πηγές Ενέργειας και εφαρμογές των Ηλεκτρονικών Ισχύος”, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε., 2η έκδοση 2019, ISBN: 978-960-418-852-9, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 86055394
  2. B. Μπιζιώνης, “Εναλλακτικές Μορφές Ενέργειας”, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε., 1η έκδοση 2010, ISBN: 978-960-418-309-8, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 18548856
Complementary international bibliography
  1. M. R. Patel, “Wind and Solar Power Systems”, CRC Press, 2nd edition 2006, ISBN: 0-8493-1570-0.
  2. S. J. Chapman, “Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals”, McGraw-Hill, 2001, ISBN: 978-0072291353.
  3. P. C. Sen, “Principles of Electric Machines and Power Electronics”, Wiley, 3rd edition 2013, ISBN: 978-1-118-07887-7.
  4. V. K. Sood, “HVDC and FACTS Controllers: Applications of Static Converters in Power Systems”, Springer, 2004, ISBN: 978-1-4020-7890-3.
  5. James Momoh, “Smart Grid: Fundamentals of design and analysis”, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-0470889398.
  6. Fereidoon Sioshansi, “Smart Grid”, Academic Press, 2011, ISBN: 9780123864529.
Scientific journals
  1. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.
  2. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
  3. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.
  4. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.