Renewable Energy Sources
FSI-UOZAcad. year: 2017/2018
The course familiarises students with energy source and transformation: primary and secondary energy sources, renewable energy sources, fossil and nuclear fuel, energy consumption in the word and in the Czech Republic, thermal and nuclear power plants-energy transformation, biomass, solar and hydro power plants, wind energy and wind power plants, geothermal power plants, heat pumps for heating, hydrogen fuel cell.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will obtain knowledge the energy sources in the technical practice, their ecological, economic and energetic aspects.
Knowledge of hydrodynamics and thermomechanics
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Cenek M.,Brož A.,Filakovský K.,Kazelle J.,Kloz M.,Orel V.,Pastorek Z.,Siegl M.,Šamánek L.,Šoch J.,Truxa J.,Vojtěchovský K.: Obnovitelné zdroje energie,FCC Public,2002
Feist W.,Klien J.: Nízkoenergetický dům,MF-1999
Gilgert,Large:Konec Evropské éry,MF-2003
Kolektiv:Obnovitelé zdroje energie:ČEZ a.s.
G.Kiely:Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill,1996
Melichar:Malé vodní turbiny,ČVUT,1998
KC Agrawal, Industrial Power Engineering Handbook, ISBN: 0-7506-73...
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Credit requirements: participation in the exercises is systematically controlled self-activity.Examination: written preparation for the given questions followed by discussion
Language of instruction
The course provides students with overall knowledge of fossil and renewable energy sources used in the Czech Republic and in the world, including transformation to other types of the energy
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Participation in the exercises is systematically controlled
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1 Primary and secondary energy sources, forms, types and transformations.
2 Solid fuels, oil, types and features, reserves, trade.
3 Gas, reserves, usage. Economy of usage of primary energy sources.
4 Primary energy sources consumptions in the Czech Republic and in the world. Electro energetics.
5 Heat circulations, analysis,
6 Nuclear energy
7-8 Biomass, energetic potential, burning.
9 Theory and practice of solar power usage.
10 Solar collectors, design, efficiency, usage of the hydrogen.
11 Wind energy, practical usage.
12 Usage of the water energy, hydroelectric potential in the Czech Republic.
13 Heat pumps, geothermal energy.
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1 Balance calculations of the gas transportation
2 Economic evaluation of the electric energy production
3 Analysis of raising the efficiency in a steam cycle
4 Analysis of raising the efficiency in a gas cycle
5 Balance calculations of biomass usage
6 Calculations of the main parameters of a solar system
7 Preliminary design of a small hydro power station