Energy and Environmental Physics

NTNU Physics Energy TFY4300 Energy and Environmental Physics Autumn 7,5

The energy budget of the earth, the green house effect, radiation, atmospheric changes due to human activities. Methods and the physical basis for exploitation of conventional (fossil fuels and nuclear energy) and renewable energy sources (solar radiation, wind, bio mass, ocean waves, tidal and geothermal energy).

Design of a Wind Turbine

NTNU Energy and Process Engineering Energy TEP4175 Energy from Environmental Flows Autumn 7,5


The course will perform calculations of the energy potential in wind. Methods of measuring wind velocity will be taught, for the calculation of area or site energy potential. Different technologies for wind- power plants will be shown. The course consists of a large project concerning a specific technology within the field of wind-energy. The project will be carried out in groups.