Renewable energy

Discover the potential of renewable energy and explore policies, technologies, and innovations

  • Academic coordinator: Tom Tytgat
  • Venue: UAntwerpen, Campus Middelheim
  • Lectures will be held on  Wednesdays from 1.30 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Dates 2025: 5/3, 12/3, 19/3, 26/3, 16/4, 23/4 + exam: 30/4
  • When attending all lectures (attendance of at least 80% of classes) and successfully passing the exam, 6 credits will be awarded
  • Tuition fee for this course unit: 890 euro (incl. VAT and catering during lectures)
  • Eligibility criteria: Applicants must have a university or college bachelor or master degree of at least three years of full-time study

Renewable energy sources are the essential key to mankind's energy future. Investigating the basic attributes of renewable energy sources is required to assess their potentials and related costs. 

This module provides you with insights in the EU and Flemish policies intended to promote renewable energy investments and focuses on the performance of the particular policy instruments.

Specialists teach the essentials and latest developments in wind power, solar power & heat, hydro and geothermal energy, biomass, biofuels and energy crops. 

Because the spearhead in renewable energy development now takes place in the generation and supply of electricity, a good portion is devoted to electricity system transitions with variable power in integrated generation systems, smart distribution grids, smart meters, and prosumer regulation.

During this module you will come into contact with the practice of renewable energy deployment, approached from a bottom-up, distributed, small-scale development.

Learn more about this module in this short video