Course: Solar and Wind Energy

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Course title Solar and Wind Energy
Course code KKE/ESV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Konáš Petr, Ing.
Course content
History of solar energy utilization. Solar thermonuclear reaction. Solar radiation and its consequences for life on Earth. Transfer of solar energy. Advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. Solar energy utilization. Solar collectors. Design of solar heating systems. Storage of solar energy. Wind as a source of energy. Energy characteristics of wind. Principles of wind energy conversion. Classification of wind motors. Design of wind motors. Accessories. Storage of wind energy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Multimedia supported teaching
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 31 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Theoretical knowledge from the area of solar and wind energy.
learning outcomes
Students remember the basic concepts of energy and define different ways of generating heat and electricity from solar and wind energy.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Beranovský J., Murtinger K., Tomeš M. Fotovoltaika. 2009. ISBN 978-8-08733301-3.
  • Cihelka, Jaromír. Solární tepelná technika. 1. vyd. Praha : Tomáš Malina, 1994. ISBN 80-900759-5-9.
  • Konáš, P. Energie Slunce. 2002.
  • Konáš, P. Energie větru. 2004.
  • Rychetník, Václav; Pavelka, Jiří; Janoušek, Josef. Větrné motory a elektrárny. 1. vyd. Praha : ČVUT, 1997. ISBN 80-01-01563-7.
  • Rychetník, Václav. Větrné motory. 1. vyd, dotisk. Ostrava : Vysoká škola báňská, 1999. ISBN 80-7078-281-1.
  • Šeftěr, J. I. Využití energie větru. SNTL, 1991. ISBN 80-03-00616-3.
  • Tyler G. Hicks. Handbook of Energy Engineering Calculations. 2012. ISBN 978-0-07-174552-9.

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