Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. AEB010 overlap following cours/es: TNA165 och TNA165. Optional for: E4, E4em, F4, M4, W4, W4ea. Course coordinator: Björn Karlsson, professor,, Energi- och ByggnadsDesign. Recommended prerequisits: Basic knowledge in building services, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Knowledge from use of caculation program like Matlab and Excel. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Written examination, approved assignments, approved reports from laborations and study task and attendence at study visits. Home page:

There is from a national and global point of view necessary to develope renewable energy technologies for generating energy. The use of energy in Sweden in buildings exceeds annually 100 TWh. This means that it is important to design new buildings with a low energy use and to surpress the energy use in old buildings. Installations of solar thermal systems can be a part of this efforts. The aim of the course is to show how the solar heating system can be integrated in and co-operate with the buildings main energy system. An important part of the course is to teach the student how to use simulation programs for investigating the performace of the solar system.

After the course is completed the student should be able to perform a prestudy of the installation of a solar thermal system in a building or in a larger system.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Andre´n Lars, Solenergi-Praktiska tillämpningar i bebyggelse Svensk Byggtjänst. 2001, ISBN 91-7332-967-3.
Written course materiels which are developed within course. This materiel is distributed in the course or can be downloaded from the course home page.
Simuleringsprogrammen Winsun Villa and Solar Collector.