Renewable Energy Sources

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125OZEB ZK 4 2P Czech
Garant předmětu:
Michal Kabrhel
Michal Kabrhel
Department of Indoor Enviromental and Building Services Engineering

The course deals with renewable energy sources and building energy systems. The different types of energy-solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro-are discussed in detail. The characteristics of the energies and the most appropriate methods of use are described. Attention is paid to understanding the correct way to design facilities and systems that use renewable energy sources.


Completion of the assigned work within the specified scope and deadline.

Syllabus of lectures:

1 Introductory seminar, introduction to problems and schedule, legislation, regulations, situations, renewable resources, usability and availability of resources

2 Solar energy - the use of principle, passive systems

3 Solar energy - active systems fototermické systems, design of solar thermal systems

4 Solar energy - active systems, photovoltaic systems, design of solar photovoltaics

5 Environment, energy and geothermal energy - recovery, heat pumps, types, process design, balancing

6 Geothermal energy - property, recovery, cogeneration - features technology benefits.

7 Biomass - sources, methods of extraction of biomass, biomass processing.

8 Biomass - ways of generating energy from biomass, biomass combustion.

9 Wind energy, water energy - wind turbines, water turbines, wave power - construction equipment, property, energy benefits.

10 Promising sources of energy - fuel cells, solar, wind and water sources, additional sources of energy

11 Energy efficient buildings - examples, properties of objects, design concepts, building management system.

12 Energy efficient buildings - examples, inteligent buildings

13 Renewable energy sources - notes

Syllabus of tutorials:

The course has no Seminars.

Study Objective:

The graduate is familiar with renewable energy sources and their use in buildings and energy systems. The graduate is familiar with the characteristics of energy sources and is able to design and assess these systems at a basic level.

Study materials:

Quaschning, V.: Understanding renewable energy systems. Earthscan/Routledge London 2016. ISBN 978-113878-196-2

Mertens, K.: Photovoltaics: fundamentals, technology, and practice. Second Edition. Chichester: Wiley, 2019. ISBN 978-1-119-40104-9.

Foster, R., Ghassemi A.,:Solar energy: renewable energy and the environment. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2010. Energy and the environment. ISBN 978-1-4200-7566-3.

Further information:
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