Course detail

Renewable Energy Sources

FSI-UOZAcad. year: 2023/2024

The analysis of energy transformations in machines forms the basis of the first part of the lectures. It is the basis for the application in the following lectures on renewable energies. The next part of the course is devoted to the most important renewable and secondary energy sources. Exercises focus on the design of specified types of renewable energy systems for a selected building according to the relevant standards.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge of hydrodynamics and thermomechanics

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The exam takes the form of a written test. To successfully pass the exam, the student must achieve at least 50% of the maximum achievable positive points.

Credit will be awarded on the basis of continuous completion of the project and its final submission.

Participation in the exercises is systematically controlled


Provide a comprehensive overview of renewable energy sources used in the CR and worldwide, including transformations to other types of energy, together with basic procedures for designing appropriate renewable energy systems according to standards.

The student will gain an overview of renewable energy sources in technical practice and their environmental, economic and energy aspects. They will learn to design individual renewable energy sources according to the relevant standards.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Cenek M.,Brož A.,Filakovský K.,Kazelle J.,Kloz M.,Orel V.,Pastorek Z.,Siegl M.,Šamánek L.,Šoch J.,Truxa J.,Vojtěchovský K.: Obnovitelné zdroje energie,FCC Public,2002
Gilgert,Large:Konec Evropské éry,MF-2003
G.Kiely:Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill,1996

BENDA, Vítězslav, Helena DOLEŽALOVÁ, Peter DUŠIČKA, et al. Obnovitelné zdroje energie. Praha: Profi Press, 2012, 208 stran : ilustrace (převážně barevné), mapy. ISBN 978-80-86726-48-9.


Recommended reading

Feist W.,Klien J.: Nízkoenergetický dům,MF-1999
Kolektiv:Obnovitelé zdroje energie:ČEZ a.s.
Melichar:Malé vodní turbiny,ČVUT,1998
KC Agrawal, Industrial Power Engineering Handbook, ISBN: 0-7506-73...


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Solar energy I
  2. Solar Energy II - Photovoltaics
  3. Wind energy
  4. Wind Energy II - Wind Motors
  5. Heat pumps
  6. Heat pumps II - low temperature sources
  7. Water energy
  8. Biomass
  9. Absorption heat cycles
  10. Energy storage I
  11. Energy storage II
  12. Hydrogen technologies
  13. Summary

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Introductory exercise, energy balance of the house according to ČSN 73 0331-1
  2. House energy balance, consultation
  3. Photovoltaic system design according to EN 15316-4-3
  4. Photovoltaic system design, consultation
  5. Design of photothermal system according to TNI 73 0302
  6. Photothermal system design, consultation
  7. Design of a system with a wind power plant according to EN 15316-4-10
  8. System design with wind power plant, consultation
  9. System design with heat pump according to TNI 73 0351
  10. System design with heat pump, consultation
  11. Optimisation of the proposed system
  12. Optimization of the proposed system, credit
  13. Replacement exercise