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This course aims to provide a broad 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 studies all aspects of solar energy including the concept, resources, technologies, practical implementation, development, barriers, environmental and sustainable issues. Some case studies are investigated for solar energy projects.
The syllabus is the following:
1. Sun solar spectrum, effects of earth's atmosphere, orbit and rotation on insolation 2. Solar cell and solar panel equivalent circuit and electrical model 3. DC/DC and DC/AC converters with application in PV systems 4. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) 5. Solar thermal power generation 6. Solar energy storage systems 7. Stand-alone and grid-tied PV systems design
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online open book exam (75%)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Evaluate||•Evaluate effectiveness of different sources of energy•Quantify the energy potential (heat, power and transport) from different sources of energy|
|Reflection||Understand||•Discuss and explain the sources of solar energy industries•Describe and discuss the challenges facing the solar based energy industries •Carry out the design and analysis of a solar based plant|
|Reflection||Create||•Communicate in writing to technical experts and the wider public•Demonstrate advanced reasoning skills•Present complex information in an intelligible fashion|
|Reflection||Understand||A: General knowledge and understanding of:•The nature of different sources of solar, their availability and energy value.•The technologies available for the conversion of solar energy.|