An introduction to the alternative energy systems and their uses. This educational course was designed to provide the students who are interested in the field of energy and the students of engineering, technology and science. The course explained the meaning of energy and its units with exercises about energy conversion. Then, the principles of the solar energy, the design and the calculation of the thermal solar collector illustrated. Next, the course discussed the wind and the hydro power principles with exercises. After that, the introduction of photovoltaic energy, its principles, types, design, and its integration with the electricity grid were demonstrated. Finally, we introduced the principles of fuel cells and the alternative energy storage systems.
Dr. Malik Ismail Alamayreh was born in Germany, on October 09, 1981. He received the Ph.D. Degree from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany in 2013. He received B.S. degree and the M.Sc. degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Currently he is working as an Assistant professor at the Alternative Energy Technology Department at the Alzytoonah University of Jordan. He worked as the head of the alternative Energy Technology Department at Alzaytoonah university of Jordan in the year 2016/2017. In the years 2007 to 2008, he was a Lecturer in the Engineering Technology College at AlBalqa Applied University, Amman Jordan. His research interests include the applications of thermal fluids systems and the alternative energy. He has a record of 13 publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.
Ali Othman is currently serving as associate professor and chairman of the alternative energy technology department at the Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan. He obtained his MSc & PhD in Mechanical engineering in 1986 and 1990 from Slovakia University of Technology/Slovakia Czechoslovakia Federative Republic. His main research areas include thermal engineering science/Heat transfer and energy efficiency. He published 17 journal papers and one conference paper. He designed curriculum (graduate and undergraduate programs) of mechanical, engineering management and mechatronics engineering. He worked as lecturer 21 years at Philadelphia University and five years at Taibah University /KSA. For 17 years worked as chair of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering departments in Jordan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One-year par time lecturer at German-Jordan University. He served as an organizing committee chair and member for many international and local conferences and workshops.
Dr. Eng. Ahmad Aboushi is currently serving as associate professor at the Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan. He obtained his MSc & PhD in Mechanical engineering in 1987 and 1991 from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University/Romania. His main research areas include thermal engineering science/Heat transfer, renewable energy and Nanotechnology.