229-0257/01 – Unconventional Energy Sources (NZE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Building Environment and Building ServicesCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jaroslav Kuba, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jaroslav Kuba, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2008/2009
Intended for the facultiesFASTIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GAL04 Ing. Zdeněk Galda, Ph.D.
KUB16 doc. Ing. Jaroslav Kuba, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Education in renewable energy.

Teaching methods

Project work


1. Perspectives of energy sources for 3rd millennium, energy released by civilization activity, greenhouse effect and its reasons. renewable sources and ecological benefit. 2. Low-energy, passive and zero houses. Possibilities of the passive heating – Trombe wall, hot-wind sollar heating, thermo-roofs, heating walls and floors, application of passive cooling. 3. Wind energy, wind like natural power source, construction design of the wind power plant, utilization at the world, future, natural conditions. 4. Small water power plants, turbines for the small water power plants, utomatization, natural conditions. 5. Heat pumps, principle and types of heat pumps, coefficient of performance (COP), possibilities of aplication, bivalent operation, natural conditions. 6. Photo-thermics, types of solar collectors, principles, possibilities of aplication, natural conditions.

Compulsory literature:

1. Boyle, G.: Renewable energy - 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004 2. Sorensen, B.: Renewable energy: its physics, engineering, use, environmental impacts, economy and planning aspects - 3rd ed., Elsevier/Academic Press, Burlington, 2004 Rules EN 255-1, 255-2, 255-3 Air condition, liquid chilling packages and heat pump with electrically driven compressors – Heating mode – Part 3:Testing and requirements for marking for sanitary hot water units. Energy for future: Renewable sources of Energy-White paper for a Common Strategy and Action Plan, Rules EN 12975 -Solar collectors and construction elements. Works plan of European heating products for heat pump etc.

Recommended literature:

Tyler Hicks: Handbook of Energy Enngineering Calculations, United States 2011.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

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Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
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Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45 (45) 0 3
                Project Project 45  0 3
        Examination Examination 55 (55) 0 3
                Written examination Written examination 55  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T040) Building Environment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T040) Building Environment K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T040) Building Environment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (N3607) Civil Engineering (3607T040) Building Environment K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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