635-2013/01 – Alternative Energy Sources (AEZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Thermal EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Příhoda, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Miroslav Příhoda, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year3Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PR150 prof. Ing. Miroslav Příhoda, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student will be able: - to calculate optimal orientation and power of solar collector and photovoltaic cell - to calculate power of wind engine and water engine - to assess particular renewable energy sources - to compare types of fuel cells - to compare various ways of energy storage

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials
Project work

Summary

Development of human civilization and energy. Energy sources distribution in conform with provenance. Solar energy – solar radiation basic parameters, solar positioning. Solar thermal collectors, barrier-layer photocell. Wind energy – wind engine output, wind power plants. Energy of seas and water flows. Energy of biomass: thermal, biotechnological and chemical processes. Low temperature and high temperature geothermal energy. Heat pumps. Nuclear energy. Hydrogen technologies. Fuel cells. Energy storage.

Compulsory literature:

[1] MICHAELIDES, E. Alternative Energy Sources. Heidelberg. Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-20950-5.

Recommended literature:

[1] GASCH, R., TWELE, J. Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation. 2nd ed. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-22937-4. [2] Časopisy: Power in Europe, GWI, Renewable Energy Focus. [3] www.renewableenergyworld.com

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

written test

E-learning

http://katedry.fmmi.vsb.cz/635/; There is a continuous expansion of e-learning elements into teaching.

Další požadavky na studenta

Elaboration semester projekt on the selected theme.

Prerequisities

Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
635-2001 STaP Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Recommended

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The development of human civilization and energy. Sources of energy. Energy balance Czech republic. Capacity factor of various types of power plants. Gaseous, solid, thermal emission. Greenhouse effect. 2. Solar energy. Solar spectrum, solar constant, Positioning the Sun. Solar energy flux density, direct sunlight, diffuse sunlight, total solar radiation. Energy to insulated area. 3. Solar collectors - flat, vacuum, concentration. Energy absorbed by collector, collector efficiency. 4. Photovoltaic conversion. Band gap. Photovoltaic cells - types, performance, efficiency, connection. Photovoltaic power plants. 5. Wind energy: Parameters and vertical wind profile. The kinetic energy and wind power. Betz’s law. Output wind engine, tip-speed ratio. Wind turbine - rotor, gearbox, generator, system yaw of engine room, tower, control system. The potential of wind energy in the Czech republic. 6. The energy of water flows. Specific energy, output of the water engine. The main kinds of water turbines. Hydroelectric power plant in the Czech Republic and the world. Ocean energy. - sea waves, tides, ocean currents, temperature gradient between different depths, osmotic processes, thermal energy, etc. 7. Biomass. Biomass for energy uses - purposely grown biomass, waste. EROEI. The methods of extracting energy from biomass. Thermal processes - combustion, gasification, pyrolysis. Biotechnological processes - anaerobic digestion and ethanol fermentation. Chemical processes - biodiesel. 8. Geothermal energy. Geothermal gradient, heat flow. Geothermal resources. Geothermal power plants. 9. Heat pumps. Principle, COP. Refrigerants for HP. Types of heat pumps: air - air, air - water, water - water, ground - water. The environmental aspect in the application of heat pumps. 10. Nuclear energy. Energy from nuclear reactions. Ways to control the chain reaction. Nuclear reactor. Nuclear power plants. Fusion energy. 11. Hydrogen technologies. Production of hydrogen from fossil fuels, electrolysis of water. 12. Fuel cells. The principle, types - A, PEM, PA, MC, SO. Development and application of FC. 13. Energy storage - electromechanical, thermal, chemical.

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2014/2015 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30  20
        Examination Examination 70  31
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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