Czech Republic, Ostrava-Poruba


when 18 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 400

The summer course will be oriented on the use and future implementation of renewable and alternate energy sources for a sustainable future of family homes and small communities. The academic programme offers you interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of energy sources, accumulation techniques, electromobility for independence and sustainability. The programme is based on lectures and site visits together with a workshop on a selected topic and presentations of course participants.

The summer school offers an intensive 5 days course for all of those who are interested in sustainable development, permaculture, sustainable energetics, particularly photovoltaic and geothermal systems, hydrogen technologies and energy accumulation techniques and future independence from non-renewable energy sources. Lectures will consist of theoretical fundamentals followed by practical exercises that will demonstrate methods and tools for development, planning, measuring and evaluation renewable and alternate systems. The laboratory experiments will be based on equipment of Buildings control laboratory, Laboratory of photovoltaic solar systems, Fuel cells laboratory, Heat pump laboratory and Prototype laboratory.


- Renewable and alterante energy systems.
- Energy accumulation
- Hydrogen technologies
- Applications (Smart family house, electromobility)
- Building control
- Laboratory presentations (Hydrogen laboratory, Fuel cell laboratory, Demonstration energy independent house, New Aula geothermal heat pump system, …).
- Excursions (Mining museum Landek, TRIANON energy demonstration site, Vitkovice World of technics).
- Workshop RAES2016.

Course leader

Assoc. Prof. Bohumil Horák - the Department of Cybernetics and BMI of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava

Target group

Designed for students and wide public in the field of energetics, electrical and mechanical engineering, civil engineering, architecture and urban planning, safety engineering, municipal development and engineering.

Fee info

EUR 400: Fee includes accommodation in Dormitory Halls of VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava and European style breakfast.