INTRODUCTION: overview on the basic concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer, mass and energy balance, definition of primary energy, energy efficiency and thermal inertia.
APPLIED ENERGY and ENERGY SAVING: energy systems, energy resources and carriers. Generation, conversion, transport and consumption of energy. Renewable energy sources and technologies, energy savings and environmental impact of the energy sector.
THERMOECONOMICS: basics on tecno-economic assessment of energy systems, energy savings and emission assessment. Preliminary design of energy systems. Basics on energy markets.