Course detail

Renewable Energy Sources

FSI-UOZAcad. year: 2020/2021

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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

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


Work placements

Not applicable.


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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-EPP , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

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.

Laboratory exercise

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