Welcome to Application-Oriented Modelling of Renewable Energy Sources, Conversion and Energy Storage Systems


Description: This four-day course provides an overview and hands-on experience into the most common modelling methods used for the design, analysis, and planning of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, wind power (WP) , and energy storage (ES) systems.

The course will focus on the applicability and practical implementation of the models, and cover the following main topics:

  1. modelling solar and wind resource: from high frequency variations to hourly, daily, and monthly averaged models;
  2. detailed/dynamic models of the photovoltaic generator (PVG), wind turbine generator (WTG), power electronic converter (PEC) and battery storage system (BSS), used in applications where models with a high bandwidth are required, such as switching converter applications;
  3. averaged, performance, and ageing models of the PVG, WTG, PEC, and BSS used in power system integration studies, power plant design, or performance monitoring and analysis.

The mornings are dedicated to lectures, while the afternoons are spent with off-line application examples and exercises in Matlab/Simulink, and laboratory exercises focusing on Real Time implementation using Opal-RT, where the students will apply the models and methodology in practice. No less than 40% of the course time is spent in the state-of-the-art Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory and the Smart Energy Systems Laboratory at the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University.

Prerequisites: Basic Matlab/Simulink knowledge is recommended for the exercises.

Organizer: Postdoc Sergiu Spataru, email: ssp@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University, and Associate Professor Dezso Sera, email: des@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Associate Professor Dezso Sera, Associate Professor Tamas Kerekes, Associate Professor Florin Iov, Assistant Professor Daniel-Ioan Stroe, Associate Professor Maciej Swierczynski, Postdoc Sergiu Spataru and Associate Professor Laszlo Mathe


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 8. - 11. May 2017


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Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 17. April 2017


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.