Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
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)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
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
For students studying for the MSc Renewable Energy Engineering
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Three hour written examination (70%); plus essay (30%).
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.
The course will include opportunities to assess individual progress with the concepts and material being delivered via continuous assessment exercises. Feedback will be given over the course during the tutorial sessions.
Marked submissions (typically via MyAberdeen) will be returned to the students promptly, including feedback on the laboratory exercises. Whole-class feedback and solutions to past assignment or exams are provided via MyAberdeen.