MJ2441 Design of Photovoltaic and Hybrid Systems 5.0 credits
Design av solcell och hybridsystem
Education cycleSecond cycle
Main field of studyMechanical Engineering
Grading scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
select components for PV (photovoltaic - solar power) and hybrid systems for electricity generation
account for main types and concepts for PV and hybrid systems
independently dimension PV and hybrid systems using basic design rules and calculations
use computer programs for dimensioning, optimisation and performance studies of common types of PV and hybrid systems
critically analyse and evaluate design and performance of components and complete PV and hybrid systems
account for environmental and market economy aspects of PV and hybrid systems
Course main content
The course deals with power generation with solar cells in Internet-connected and freestanding systems and in hybrid systems, where other types of dynamos, particularly wind power and diesel generators are included The studies include design, measurement and performance evaluation of components and complete systems. Simulations and design studies with the computer programs PVsyst and Homer are included in the system studies that are concluded with systems analysis and evaluation In the course, elements of planning of plants are also included
Photovoltaics, 5 credits, second cycle
Solar radiation and other energy resources, 2.5 credits, second cycle
Compendium from the institution, 90 pages.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fOr Sonnenenergie. (2007) Planning and installing photovoltaic systems: a guide for installers, architects, and engineers. 2 uppl. Earthscan. ISBN 1844074420
Green, M. A., Watt, M. E., Wenham, S. R. , Corkish, R .. (2007)Applied photovoltaics. 2 uppl. London : Earthscan. (323 s). ISBN 978-1-84407-401-3
- INL1 - Written Assignment, 2.5, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written Exam, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Written homework exercises concerning the Project; 2.5 credits (PF)
Written examination; 2.5 credits (AF)
Andrew Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2014.