Renewable Energy Sources for Buildings 1


Please note for winter semester 2020/2021

This lecture will take place in winter semester 2020/2021. Due to the restrictions caused by the corona pandemic, we have developed a digital teaching concept. The topics of the lecture will be made available as online materials with videos in RWTHmoodle. In addition, online consultation hours are offered via zoom meetings for direct exchange. The exercise will also be implemented via online materials and zoom meetings. Both events will be further supported by an exchange in RWTHmoodle.

Further Informatione will be announced via RWTHmoodle.

Activity Hours Location
Lecture Mon: 10:30 am - 12:00 am -
Exercise Fri: 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm -
Consultation Pay attention to announcements in RWTHmoodle.
Final exam



Residential building with solar thermal and photovoltaic panels Copyright: Ingo Anstötz / PIXELIO

Today, more than 40% of the final energy consumed in Germany is used for heating rooms and hot water supply. A sustainable reduction of the primary energy consumption and of the CO2 emissions requires an intensive utilization of modern technologies in building construction and heating systems.

The course Renewable Energies for Buildings 1, deals with fundamental methods for computing the required heat amount and the yearly primary energy consumption. The use of renewable energy sources for buildings is illustrated through examples, such as solar irradiation and geothermal energy as wall as the technical useful installation of storage systems and heat pumps.



  • User requirements
  • Heating, cooling load
  • Solar DHW heating
  • Solar heating support
  • Heat pump technology
  • Thermal storage
  • Solar Cooling
  • Solar air conditioning
  • Biomass

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