Course Details

Renewable and Alternative Sources of Energy

Academic Year 2024/25

BTB007 course is part of 3 study plans

BPC-SI / S Summer Semester 4th year

BKC-SI Summer Semester 4th year

BPA-SI Summer Semester 4th year

Course Guarantor


Language of instruction

Czech, English


4 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Permanently sustainable development and main areas of permanently sustainable development of building construction. Primal energetic sources, renewable energy sources. Energetic systems in the buildings. 2. Basics methods of energy conversions. Biomass, phytomass and phytofuels production. Theory of combustion solid fuels. 3. Boiler rooms for biomass, storage of fuels. Accumulation of thermal energy. Multi-source heat systems. 4. Passive systems of use solar energy in buildings. Active solar systems with use of air. 5. Active solar systems for heat production for hot water heating, heating support, design and dimensioning. 6. Active solar systems for pool water heating for outside and inside pools., design and dimensioning. 7. Photovoltaic insular solar systems. Use of wind energy. 8. Low potentialheat sources. systems with heat pumps in area of technical equipment of buildings. 9. Design and dimensioning thermal systems with heat pumps. 10. Principles of heat and electricity joint production from biogas and biomass. Secondary energy sources. Use of waste heat in systems of technical equipment of buildings. 11. The use of renewable sources and energy performance of buildings. Economic and environmental evaluation of sources and energy systems in buildings.


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory


Ecological footprint. Fuel properties. Fuel combustion, demand for heat and fuel, the heating curve. Heat source design for solid renewable fuel, solution of boiler room and fuel storage. Heat accumulation in water. Determine the effectiveness of thermic solar collectors. Design and balance thermic solar system for hot water preparation. Dimensioning distribution and design elements of solar system for preparation of hot water. Design and balance thermic solar system for pool water heating. Balance the needs of electrical energy. The design area of photovoltaic system. The design of heat pump air-water, earth-water. Simplified balance of cogeneration unit.