Course syllabus Z-AZE - Alternative Energy Sources (FA - SS 2019/2020)

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Course code: Z-AZE
Course title in language of instruction: Alternative Energy Sources
Course title in Czech: Alternative Energy Sources
Course title in English: Alternative Energy Sources
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor; master continuing
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Name of lecturer: 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)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
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)
Learning outcomes and competences:
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Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
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
Assessment methods:
written test and oral examination
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQMACKAY, D.Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
RQDEMIRBAS, A.Biofuels: securing the planet’s future energy needsLondonSpringer2009978-1-84882-010-4


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 11/25/2019.

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