Introduction to Renewable Energy

Compulsary For MSc YES

Owing to the growing imbalance between demand and supply of electricity in the region, coupled with challenges of climate change, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and other regional policies and frameworks promote the use of renewable energy technologies to meet the energy deficit, provide access to clean energy and mitigate climate change’s adverse effects. The course aims to give a firm foundation of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, hydro, bio-energy, and their conversion technologies. It also introduces meteorological data measurements and analysis for renewable energy resource assessment. Computer simulations of renewable energy technologies and hybrid systems for electricity generation are also introduced. It also outlines issues affecting the implementation of sustainable energy technologies and highlights the potential benefits / contribution of renewable energy to the energy sector and explains why renewable energy should be promoted. 


  1. Evaluate different forms of renewable energy sources and the conversion technologies used to harness them
  2. Measure meteorological parameters such as solar radiation, wind speed, water flow rates and temperature for renewable resource assessment
  3. Apply software models to simulate and optimize diversified / hybrid electricity generation to strengthen energy security
  4. Assess and promote socio-techno-economic benefits of renewable energy technologies and analyze issues affecting their implementation