357.522 Economic Perspectives of Renewable Energy Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to ...

- ... carry out simple economic assessments of different renewable energy systems and understand and interprete the results

- ... explain the key characteristics, potentials, challenges, opportunities and future perspectives of renewable energy systems, with a special focus on renewable electricity generation, renewable heating/cooling systems and the specific role of bioenergy

- ... discuss the pros and cons of different energy policy instruments and support schemes for renewable energies

Subject of course

This lecture provides an overview on future perspectives of renewable energy (RE) technologies, focussing on economic and policy aspects. The lecture will be held in English, clustered into blocks, whereby each block is dedicated to a certain topical focus:

  • Introduction: the energy & climate challenge and basics of economic assessment,
  • Biomass - a key option within all energy sectors
  • Renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling,
  • Renewable energy technologies for electricity generation – potentials and costs,
  • The role of energy policy - support schemes for RE systems,
  • Visions and perspectives of renewable energy systems on a global, European and nation scale

Teaching methods

Calculation of exercises, application of a district heating supply dispatch model, discussions

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Die Vorlesung am 16.11. findet präsenz und online mit folgenden GoToMeeting Link statt:





Course dates

Thu09:30 - 10:3007.10.2021 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/504587877 (LIVE)Vorbesprechung online
Tue15:00 - 18:0016.11.2021 - 25.01.2022EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Economic Perspectives of Renewable Energy Systems - Single appointments
Thu07.10.202109:30 - 10:30 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/504587877Vorbesprechung online
Tue16.11.202115:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue23.11.202115:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue30.11.202115:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue07.12.202115:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue14.12.202115:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue11.01.202215:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue18.01.202215:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung
Tue25.01.202215:00 - 18:00EI 1 Petritsch HS Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Two homeworks and an oral exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 00:00 21.10.2021 00:00



Lecture notes (by means of slides) for this course are available ONLINE.

Previous knowledge