Leeds Students’ Energising Summer

15 international students from the around the University had the opportunity to study on the exciting Renewable Energy Systems module earlier this summer.

It was newly introduced as part of the very popular Leeds International Summer School (LISS). The Summer School combines a wide range exciting academic modules, from Arts & Humanities through to Engineering, with a varied social and cultural programme including trips to London and a number of local attractions such as country houses. 

The renewable energy systems module, run by the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Energy Leeds, included a full lecture programme covering electricity generation and distribution, solar, wind and hydro power, fuel cells, low carbon fossil fuels, biofuels and smart grids & cities. The laboratory work looked at electricity generation and conversion in a photovolatic system. The module also included a visit to Drax power station, one of the largest in the UK, where electricity generation from biomass is being piloted.