MJ2441 Design of Photovoltaic and Hybrid Systems 5.0 credits

Design av solcell och hybridsystem

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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

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 Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Photovoltaics, 5 credits, second cycle
Solar radiation and other energy resources, 2.5 credits, second cycle

Recommended prerequisites

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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

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Written Assignment, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written homework exercises concerning the Project; 2.5 credits (PF)
Written examination; 2.5 credits (AF)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Andrew Martin

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ2441

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.