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Master Module Energy Meteorology (Universität zu Köln, winter term)

The module is offered virtually (digital materials and video conferencing) and can therefore be taken from any location.

Aims of the module and acquired skills

  • Understanding the meteorological requirements for a meaningful generation of electricity from wind and solar power
  • Gaining insight into the operation of an electrical grid with weather-dependent renewable energies
  • Project and seminar give the opportunity to deepen knowledge in one of the three fields “wind power”, “solar power”, or “grid operation”

Contents of the module

  • Physical basics of energy supply
  • Economic and regulatory framework in the energy system
  • On- and off-shore wind parks
  • Photovoltaic and concentrating solar thermal energy systems
  • Site auditing – including complex terrain and cloudy and aerosol-loaded locations for wind and solar technologies
  • Wind and solar forecasting – deterministic and probabilistic approaches
  • Possible impact of climate change

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In the Master's programme Meteorology the module can be credited as a compulsory elective subject. For other courses of study, please contact the responsible examination office.


Meteorology students in the Master's program outside the University of Cologne can register by mail. Please fill in your personal information under item 1, as well as date and signature under item 4 in the form (no other changes in the form) and send it to the following address:

Dagmar Janzen

Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie

Universität zu Köln

Pohligstr. 3

50969 Köln


The schedule for WiSe 2020/21 (in the lecture-free time) are linked down below.

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