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pre366 - Solar Low Temperature (Complete module description)
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Module label Solar Low Temperature
Module abbreviation pre366
Credit points 7.0 KP
Workload 210 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme European Master in Renewable Energy (EUREC) (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Skills to be acquired in this module
At the end of the module the student will
- understand the principles of operation, design and methods of low temperature solar energy use: building heating and cooling, microgeneration systems.
- be aware of the potentialities of solar resource for energy saving in building
- be aware of the solar heating and cooling technologies
- understand the different solar collector technologies
- understand the thermodynamics of energy conversion systems
- be familiar with the utilisation of different numeric tools for heating systems design, performance evaluation and techno-economic viability
- have a critical understanding of the physical principles relating to the operation and design of solar collectors.
- be able to compare the design and operation of solar heating and/or cooling systems in buildings
- will have a critical understanding of the complete system efficiency on the basis of sub-systems efficiency limitation.
Module contents
1. Solar Collectors theory and technologies
- The solar resource
- Direct and indirect irradiance
- Mask effects
- Solar collectors theory
- Plate collectors
- Evacuated collectors
- Low concentrated collectors
- Solar collectors technologies and application
- Design software for implantation in buildings.
2. Solar Conversion (solar heating/cooling, microgeneration)
- Thermodynamics optimisation : exergy analysis
- Potentialities of low temperature solar energy for cooling
- Potentialities of low temperature solar energy for electricity production
- Heat driven cooling system theory and technologies
- Liquid absorption system
- Solid sorption systems
- Microgeneration : ORC and Stirling systems
Recommended reading
B. Sorensen: Renewable Energy. Elsevier, 2004.
Richard E. Sonntag , Gordon J. Van Wylen: Applied thermodynamics. ERPI,2004
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
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Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written exam : End of the Semester / end of May
Written report : during the semester / February to May
Written exam (50 %): 2 hours
Written report (50%): extended laboratory report, 10-20 pages
Type of course Seminar
Workload Präsenzzeit 0 h