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Planning and Operating Decentralized Energy Systems

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Planning and Operating Decentralized Energy Systems
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023
Module code: UI-T-PBE
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
3V+1U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

EE1506 (P212-0058, P212-0060) Energy system technology / Renewable energies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 5, mandatory course
UI-T-PBE Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 5, mandatory course
UI-T-PBE Environmental Technologies, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 5, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Marc Deissenroth-Uhrig
Dipl.-Ing. Danjana Theis

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be able to describe the structure of decentralized energy systems and their integration into buildings or into a local or district heating network
- be able to evaluate the energy process, from decentralized energy conversion, transport and storage to consumption characteristics with regard to economic and ecological aspects
- be able to calculate heating and ventilation heat requirements and the heat load of a building in accordance with EnEV
- be able to plan and calculate systems, plan projects and evaluate the energy and economic efficiency of decentralized energy systems on the basis of physical and technical principles
- be able to independently familiarize themselves with a technology for decentralized energy supply, identify the respective advantages and disadvantages and communicate this knowledge to third parties

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Module content:
1. Basics of building and energy supply (heat, electricity) and legal framework conditions in Germany and the EU
2. Heating and ventilation heat requirements according to EnEV
3. Standard heating load and hot water requirements
4. Heat generating systems
5. Radiators and room heating surfaces
6. Hydraulic principles
7. Ventilation systems
8. Complex decentralized energy systems for the provision of electricity and heat (e.g. small CHP systems)
9. Local and district heating systems
10. Valuation parameters and economic efficiency

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Teaching methods/Media:
Seminar based on scripts, self-organized learning and teh presentation of acquired knowledge, exercises

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Recommended or required reading:
Albers, Karl-Josef (Hrsg.): Taschenbuch für Heizung und Klimatechnik, DIV, (akt. Aufl.)
Bonin, Jürgen: Handbuch Wärmepumpen, Beuth, (akt. Aufl.)
Buderus (Hrsg.): Handbuch für Heizungstechnik, Beuth, (akt. Aufl.)
Burkhardt, Wolfgang; Kraus, Roland; Ziegler, Franz Josef: Projektierung von Warmwasserheizungen, Oldenbourg, (akt. Aufl.)
Koenigsdorff, Roland: Oberflächennahe Geothermie für Gebäude, Fraunhofer IRB, 2011, ISBN 978-3816782711
Pistohl, Wolfram; Rechenauer, Christian; Scheuerer, Birgit: Handbuch der Gebäudetechnik Band 2, Werner
Rietschel, H.; Fitzner, Klaus: Raumklimatechnik: Band 3: Raumheiztechnik, Springer, 2004, ISBN 978-3540571803

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