The aim of the course is to gain knowledge in the field of renewable energy production in the Arctic and the development of materials and technologies to create light, non-volatile, reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective structures operating in harsh climatic conditions.
Skills and competence to be acquired by students
- Understand the impact of climatic conditions in the design of energy supply systems using renewable energy sources in the Arctic.
- Apply the principles of calculating the strength and reliability of Arctic structures, design, installation and operation of elements and systems of wind power plants (WPP) in Arctic conditions.
- Apply the basic calculation methods and determine the forces acting on the wind turbine in harsh climatic conditions.
- Analyze the aerodynamic characteristics of various types of wind turbines, sources of noise and methods of its reduction.
- Know modern methods of researching the structural strength of cold-resistant steels, the structure of steels and alloys, anti-icing coatings.
Online format: Tuition fee is waived (the program is funded by the EFREA project)
Hybrid format: tuition fee waiver + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)
Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).
- Online Pub Quiz;
- Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
- Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;
Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.
*All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.
Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:
on campus at the university dormitory
off-campus at partner hostels in the city center
Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.
Deadline for registration
Online format: June 15, 2021
- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: May 31, 2021
- for non-EU nationals: April 26, 2021
- Motivation letter
- Knowledge in the field of technical sciences, technologies, energetics.
- Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English.Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
- Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies.
The course will explore solutions for the efficient creation of reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective Arctic energy supply systems, including wind turbines, and thereby improve the production of renewable energy in remote areas, such as:
- Assessment and consideration of natural and climatic conditions in the design of energy supply systems applying renewable energy sources in the Arctic.
- Possibilities and applicability of using new materials, technologies and modern welding methods to create reliable structures for the production of renewable energy in the Arctic.
- Principles and recommendations for calculating the strength and reliability of Arctic structures, design, installation and operation of elements and systems of wind power plants (WPP) in Arctic conditions.
- Aerodynamic characteristics of various types of wind turbines, noise sources and methods of its reduction as well as the implementation of practical tasks for the course modules.