Content of Module
- Information and recommendations for class instructors
- Teaching materials and script: PowerPoint presentation (PPP) with instructions
- Teacher’s manual: PPP with notes (questions, answers, interpretation) and supplemented with results sheets for class instructors
- GO tool based on MS Excel
The GO Tool is a tool for rating the energy efficiency of buildings. It can be used without special knowledge of building technology.
The teaching module will provide an understanding of the influence of solar heating and photovoltaic systems on the ultimate energy balance. Effects upon primary energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions will also be addressed. The parameters type, size, and facing of solar panels are all influential and can be varied.
Suggested Teaching Order
Time for Step 1 - 2: about 10 minutes.
1. Explanation of goal and sequence of material (the first transparencies (slides) on PPP)
2. Presentation of how final energy, primary energy, and carbon dioxide emissions, as well as their balances and positive credits, are shown by the GO Tool.
Time for Step 3: about 10 - 20 minutes
3. GO Tool: Example of solar energy for hot water heating.
Time for Step 4: about 10 - 20 minutes
4. GO Tool: Example of solar energy supported heating systems.
Time for Step 5: about 10 - 20 minutes
5. GO Tool: Combining solar heating and photovoltaics.
Interpretations and representation of results can be found in the teaching materials.
Prerequisites for Implementation
MS Excel: two students per computer, if possible. A prerequisite for this module is the completion of teaching module GO-0 “Fundamentals” with instructions on how to use the GO Tool. It would also be an advantage to have completed teaching module GO-1 “Effective Energy” and GO-2 “Ultimate Energy”. This module is the basis for understanding the teaching modules by Alexander Passer (Technical University of Graz) and Heimo Staller (AEE INTEC).