Subject description - A5M13VSO

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A5M13VSO Solar Energy Utilization
Roles:  Extent of teaching:1P+1L
Department:13113 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:KZ
Lecturers:  Credits:4
Tutors:  Semester:L

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Solar energy. Photo-thermal phenomena.Photo-thermal power stations. Photovoltaic phenomena. Photovoltaic cells and modules and their characteristics. Photovoltaic systems and their applications. Significance, economic and environmental aspects of solar energy exploitation.

Study targets:

To give students knowledge about basic solar energy application systems

Course outlines:

1. Solar energy and basic form of its exploitation
2. Influence of latitude and climate on irradiance and solar spectra
3. Conversion of solar energy into heat
4. Solar thermal systems
5. Photovoltaic phenomena, photovoltaic cells and their characteristics
6. Photovoltaic systems
7. Present trends in the solar energy utilisation.

Exercises outline:

1. Organising matters
2. Laboratory measurements - explanation
3. Measuring irradiance and solar spectra
4. Measuring I-V Characteristics of solar cells
5. Measuring characteristics of PV modules
6. Excursion at a demonstration PV System
7. Test and assesment


[1] Gordon, J., et al: Solar Energy - the State of the Art, James & James(Science Publishesrs), London, 2001
[2] Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering. Edited by A. Luque and S. Hegedus, John Wiley & Sons,2003



solar energy, solar thermal systems, photovoltaic systems

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