Single-Course English 10 ECTS

Solar Heating Systems

Overall Course Objectives

To inform the participants of the fundamental mode of operation of solar heating systems and give them knowledge of the problems about the practical design of solar collectors and solar heating systems. This provides the necessary background for being able to calculate and dimension solar heating systems and connect these with traditional heating systems for domestic hot water and space heating.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine the efficiency of solar collectors
  • Calculate the thermal performance of solar collectors from the efficiency expression of the solar collectors
  • Determine the thermal characteristics of heat storages
  • Calculate the thermal performance of solar domestic hot water systems
  • Explain how solar heating systems are connected to traditional systems for hot water and space heating
  • Optimize larger solar heating systems for apartment buildings
  • Evaluate differently designed solar combi systems
  • Explain how solar heating plants are designed
  • Estimate the energy savings for solar heating systems

Course Content

The design and mode of operation of solar collectors, heat storages and solar heating systems. Heat balance and efficiency factors of solar collectors. Calculation and test of the efficiency of solar collectors. Thermal behaviour of heat storages. Calculation of temperatures in heat storages. Calculation and optimization of solar heating systems and exposition of conditions about the construction and design of these. Both individual and collective solar heating systems including seasonal heat storages are treated.

Recommended prerequisites

11121/12601/11738/11937/41452, Knowledge and experience on basic heat transfer

Teaching Method

Lectures and exercises


Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41464
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17

15.000,00 DKK

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