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dc.contributor.authorWitzig, Andreas-
dc.contributor.authorBorth, S.-
dc.contributor.authorDanesi, Serena-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-17T14:24:07Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-17T14:24:07Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-9820408-0-6de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16666-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we discuss the application of modern didactic approaches to solar energy education. We focus on the dynamics of decentralized energy systems and solar thermal applications. In order to bridge the gap between theory and practice, students are engaged in investigating solar systems in numerical analysis combined with hands-on laboratory exercises. Our learning material includes simulation software and state-of-the-art analysis tools for the post-processing of log data. We recognize similarities in the students’ cognitive processes when they do simulations in one part of their practical work and hardware experiments in the other part. In both cases, the narrative nature of the processes are a key to a fundamental understanding of the underlying physics. For both the simulation approach as well as the hardware experiments, students train to explain the physical processes in words: Simulation software and hardware laboratory equipment are the “story worlds” and a specific simulation run or a measurement experiment is the “story” (Fuchs 2015). Consequently, students at the same time practice clearly phrasing their observations and extend their expertise in solar energy. They also train abilities like system modeling, parameter validation, and practical skills like the handling of large data amounts typically produced by logging devices. We conclude that a narrative approach helps to thoroughly understand the controller strategies in solar systems with all its consequences and at the same time enables solar engineers for successful communication with the various players.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherInternational Solar Energy Societyde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectSolar educationde_CH
dc.subjectSeamless learningde_CH
dc.subjectSimulation narrativede_CH
dc.subject.ddc620: Ingenieurwesende_CH
dc.subject.ddc621.3: Elektrotechnik und Elektronikde_CH
dc.titleUnderstanding the dynamics of solar energy systems by using simulation narrativesde_CH
dc.typeKonferenz: Paperde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementSchool of Engineeringde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (IAMP)de_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Energiesysteme und Fluid-Engineering (IEFE)de_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitute of Computational Physics (ICP)de_CH
zhaw.publisher.placeFreiburg im Breisgaude_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.21256/zhaw-3317-
dc.identifier.doi10.18086/eurosun2018.07.01de_CH
zhaw.conference.detailsEuroSun 2018, 12th international conference on solar energy for buildings and industry, Rapperswil, 10. - 13. September 2018de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Abstract)de_CH
zhaw.title.proceedingsProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry (EuroSun2018)de_CH
zhaw.funding.zhawIBH Lab Seamless Learningde_CH
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