Course syllabus

Solenergi – grundkurs i solvärmeteknik
Solar Heating Technology, Basic Course

AEB010, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

General Information

Elective for: E4, F4, M4, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination, approved assignments, approved reports from laborations and study task and attendence at study visits.


Required prior knowledge: Basic knowledge in building services, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Knowledge from use of caculation program like Matlab and Excel.
The number of participants is limited to: 50
Selection: Previous courses and possibly an interview.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 5.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNA165, AEBF20

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ricardo Bernardo,
Teacher: Jouri Kanters,
Teacher: Henrik Davidsson,
Teacher: Elisabeth Kjellsson,
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