Úvod FMEPCG 21000727


Title of the subject: The use of alternative energy sources in tourism

Semester_of_study (WT – winter/ST – summer): WT

Learning outcomes: The student is familiar with the issues of classification of energy sources in terms of their renewability and complementarity use. The student understands the nature of solar energy, its origin, its mechanisms of transmission to the earth's surface means inevitable periodic and unpredictable factor in its incidence in relation to the geographical location of the assessment. The student is able to quantify the intensity and energy of the solar radiation incident on any surface measurements and calculations. The student understands the principles of photothermal conversion and its technical implementation. The student knows and understands the full range of solar equipment and the capacity to schematic design. The student understands the origin and character of geothermal energy and resources in terms of forms and parameters. The student knows the basics of regional geothermal area in Slovakia. The student understands the technical implementation of obtaining geothermal energy and its subsequent use.

Brief content of course: 1. Basic structure and characteristics of energy sources. 2. The sun and its rays, radiation balance of the Earth's atmosphere. 3. The intensity of solar radiation, positional parameters and sun glare surface. 4. Energy falling on the sunlit surface energy captured absorption surface. 5. Technical means of solar energy with the concentration of solar radiation. 6. Tech. Vehicles using solar energy without solar radiation concentration. 7. Construction of flat liquid solar collector. 8. Liquid solar systems. 9. Air solar systems and passive solar architecture. 10. Photovoltaics. 11. Geothermal energy sources, types, classification. 12. Geothermal field in Western Carpathians. 13. Geothermal well, geothermal doublet. 14. Production of electricity from geothermal sources. 15. Environment energy - heat pump.

Literature: Dickinson, W., C., Cheremisinoff, P., N.: Solar energy technology handbook. New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc. (Energy, Power, and Environment. Volume 6), 1980. 894 p. World Tourism Organization, United Nations Environment Programme: Climate Change and Tourism: Responding to Global Challenges, UNEP/Earthprint, 2008, ISBN 9789284412341 European Renewable Energy Council (EREC): Renewable Energy in Europe: Markets, Trends, and Technologies, Earthscan, 2010, ISBN 9781849775144