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Pages: 2577-2583
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.0491

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

USE OF QGIS OPEN SOFTWARE TO DEFINE THE LOCAL RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES. A PROJECT BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE

M. González Alriols1, A. Campos-Celador1, A. Ulazia1, A. Urresti1, G. Ibarra-Berastegi1, M.M. Antxustegi2

1University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
2Gipuzkoako Ingeniaritza Eskola, UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
This work presents the results of a learning experience based on the use of active methodologies, such as Project Based Learning, and specialized open software in the field of Renewable Energy Engineering. The aim of the project was to improve the local sustainability, in economic, social and environmental terms, by using the local available energetic resources, particularly lignocellulosic biomass and, at the same time, help in the development of new economic opportunities related to the explotation of primary sources and residue management. The University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, is located in an area very rich in forest and biomass resources and the students of the Bachelor Degree in Renewable Energies Engineering, imparted in the Gipuzkoa Engineering School, have a specific formation in energy obtaining from biomass (Bioenergy). It is, thus, very interesting to give the students the opportunity of working in actual cases located in their near surroundings and to form them with the calculation tools necessary to perform the mentioned study. The estimation of the local lignocellulosic biomass resources is a complex calculation that includes considerations such as the avaliability, accessibility (slopes, forestry paths, etc.), types of ownership or special situations, such as protected areas. In order to obtain reliable estimations, it is compulsory to use specialized software. At this point, it is much better to teach with open software tools that the students will always have available rather that provide them with calculation tools subjected to a license that probably won’t have after leaving university. The used software, Quantum GIS (QGIS), is a complex and powerful tool very helpful for the mentioned calculations that is widely used by professionals. The fact of developing the project in the towns located in the surroundings of the University increases the students’ motivation, promotes the connections between University and local councils and enterprises and returns the benefits of the academic knowledge to the immediate surroundings.
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author = {Gonz{\'{a}}lez Alriols, M. and Campos-Celador, A. and Ulazia, A. and Urresti, A. and Ibarra-Berastegi, G. and Antxustegi, M.M.},
title = {USE OF QGIS OPEN SOFTWARE TO DEFINE THE LOCAL RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES. A PROJECT BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.0491},
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TI - USE OF QGIS OPEN SOFTWARE TO DEFINE THE LOCAL RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES. A PROJECT BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE
SN - 978-84-697-9480-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.0491
PY - 2018
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CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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M. González Alriols, A. Campos-Celador, A. Ulazia, A. Urresti, G. Ibarra-Berastegi, M.M. Antxustegi (2018) USE OF QGIS OPEN SOFTWARE TO DEFINE THE LOCAL RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES. A PROJECT BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 2577-2583.
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