Sylabus předmětu Z-AZE - Alternative Energy Sources (FA - SS 2018/2019)

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Course title: Alternative Energy Sources
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Technology and Automobile Transport (FA)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
The goal of the course is to get students acquainted with basic terms in the scope of energetics and technics in connection with economy and provide them an orientation in energy sources structure, energy demands and energy savings in connection with ecological aspects. Meaning of renewable energy sources is emphasized, namely business opportunities in the field on the base of legislation and economical conditions.
Course content:
1.Energetics Introduction - terminology, introduction. (allowance 1/1)
2.Energy - forms of energy and their transformations. (allowance 1/1)
3.Energetics and its relation to environmental impacts. Sustainability in terms of energy. (allowance 2/2)
4.EU policies. Legislation of the RES support. (allowance 2/2)
5.Energy Intensity - production systems, transportation sector, calculations. (allowance 2/2)
6.Earth's Energy Budget and solar energy utilization. Direct technical usage and natural transformations of solar energy. (allowance 1/1)
7.Active and Passive Solar Systems. Low-energy and passive houses. (allowance 2/2)
8.Heat Pumps and geothermal energy. (allowance 2/2)
9.Wind energy utilization. (allowance 2/2)
10.Energy of water - small water power-plants, energy of oceans. (allowance 2/2)
11.Biomass - biomass energy utilizations, thermo-chemical and bio-chemical biomass transformations. (allowance 2/2)
12.Biofuels - production and utilization of liquid biofuels. (allowance 2/2)
13.Co-generation - combined heat and power in connection with biomass. (allowance 2/2)
14.Summary on economical evaluation of renewable energy sources. (allowance 1/1)
Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h0 h
     practice6 h0 h
     seminar24 h0 h
     consultation2 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h0 h
     preparation for exam22 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing25 h0 h
     preparation of presentation12 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper23 h0 h
Total140 h0 h
Key words:
Course completion:
written test and oral examination
Course methods: lectures and theoretical seminars, oral presentations by students and disputations on selected topics, case study
Reading list:
MACKAY, D. Sustainable Energy - without the hot air.  [online]. 2009. URL:
DEMIRBAS, A. Biofuels: securing the planet’s future energy needs. London: Springer, 2009. 336 p. ISBN 978-1-84882-010-4.

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: SS 2019/2020, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Jan Chovanec (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Tomáš Koutný, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Robert Rouš (instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Tomáš Vítěz, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: English
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/25/2019.

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