The Sun rising in the East… Development of educational plans and programs on renewable energy technology in Central Asian universities. Basic Philosophy: Preserve and transform life Institutes that are partners in the project • Technological Educational Institute of Athens– Athens, Greece (Project Coordinator) • Royal Institute of Technology– Stockholm, Sweden • Helmut-Schmidt University of Hamburg- Hamburg, Germany • Tаjik Technical University of M. Osimi, Dushnabe, Tajikistan • Innovative University of Eurasia, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan Project Goals To Create a new Master course on Renewable Energy Technologies that is based on advanced educational software tools and relevant experimental devices in the Тajik Technical University and the Innovative University of Eurasia. Project Leadership European Union Hamburg University Athens Institute Tajikistan University Kazakhstan University Stockholm Institute Educational Activities Prepare educational materials Train teaching staff Educational course for students Courses that will prepare and better the qualifications of engineers. 1 year 2 years Activities • • • • • • • • Purchase of computers and advanced educational software Development of modern specialized training laboratories Development of the module structure for courses Translation of teaching material Training of teaching staff Training postgraduate students Organization of retraining courses for engineers Organization of educational visits, coordination meetings, and workshops • Dissemination (advertising) • Sustainability • Quality control and monitoring Tajik Technical University Results • Purchased computers and advanced educational software. • Created a modern and specialized laboratory. • Developed the module structure for a course. • Translated teaching materials. • Have prepared and disseminated information on the project • Developed a dictionary that explains relevant terminology in Russian, English, and Tajik languages. • Organized a number of seminars, meetings, conferences and presentations. • Prepared and placed information on the project website. 4.1 Solar energy and concepts that pertain to it Solar Energy The energy portion is concerned with the transformation of solar energy into electrical and solar energy. Solar Energy Energy from solar radiation Direct Solar Energy Solar radiation, which arrives without any changes in direction Wasted Solar Energy Solar radiation, that arrives after its direction has been altered because of reflection and dispersion in the atmosphere. Total Solar Energy Solar radiation, that arrives in a direct and diffused form. Solar Cooling System System that uses solar energy to partially or fully cover the cooling burden of a given user. System of solar heating and cooling System that uses solar energy partially or fully to cover the of heating, proving hot water, and cooling the given user. Wind Energy Branch of energy that deals with developing a method and means to transform wind energy into mechanical, thermal, or electrical energy. Wind Part of the total potential that can be successfully exploited with the help of modern wind energy equipment while taking into account the requirements of the social-ecological characteristics. Wind Cadastre Systematic collection of information that describes local wind conditions and that are compiled periodically or by way of uninterrupted observations from which quantitative assessments of wind energy and calculations of expected wind energy production of installations can be made. Wind Resource Assessment Wind resource assessment is the process of characterizing the wind resource, and its energy potential, for a specific site or geographical area. Thank you for your attention!