MJ2441 Design of Photovoltaic and Hybrid Systems 5.0 credits

Design av solcell och hybridsystem

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, 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)

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Andrew Martin <andrew.martin@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2014.