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To provide an understanding of generation from solar sources, the associated technologies and the main technical challenges.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course examines the solar energy industries including resources, technologies, practical implementation, development, barriers, environmental and
sustainable issues. Some case studies are investigated for solar energy projects. Students will carry out a design project to enhance their intellectual
ability and transferable skills.
Sun solar spectrum, effects of earth's atmosphere, orbit and rotation on insolation.
Concentrated solar thermal power generation.
Externalities of solar energy conversion.
Cost considerations of solar energy conversion.
Power electronics devices for photovoltaics.
Grid-connected PV systems.
Isolated PV systems storage.
Network integration, connection standards, codes and practice.
A detailed design project of a PV energy conversion based system.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Three hour witten examination (70%)
The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.
There are no assessments for this course.
Feedback will be provided on any marked assignments within two weeks of submission.