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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Teaching renewable energy systems by use of simulation software : experience at iniversities of applied sciences, in in-service training, and from international know-how transfer
Authors: Witzig, Andreas
Wolf, Andreas
Kunath, Lars
Prandini, Markus
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3810
Proceedings: EuroSun 2016 Conference Proceedings International Solar Energy Society (ISES) European Solar Conference Proceedings International Conference on Solar Heating & Cooling in Buildings
Page(s): 1591
Pages to: 1600
Conference details: EuroSun 2016: International Conference on Solar Energy and Buildings, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 11-14 October 2016
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher / Ed. Institution: International Solar Energy Society
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Freiburg im Breisgau
ISBN: 9783981465969
Language: English
Subjects: Renewable energy education; Teaching solar system; Seamless learning; Simulation software
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
621.04: Energy engineering
Abstract: Experience in using simulation software for teaching solar energy and heat pump applications are presented and discussed in this publication. The authors present suitable didactic concepts specifically developed for teaching renewable energy and energy efficiency topics. Two main advantages of applying simulation software in solar education are identified: 1. simulation can provide an understanding of data that is otherwise not accessible (e.g. cumulated operating hours and number of starts of a heat pump depending on control strategy); 2. use of simulation software in teaching have a positive influence on the motivation and attitude of the students. These benefits typically come with costs of some additional effort in lecture preparation. Finally, different international teaching programs are discussed, in which simulation software currently plays a major role. It is analyzed how education programs might have to be adjusted for different cultures and industries.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: IBH Lab Seamless Learning
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