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A5M13FVS Photovoltaic Systems
Roles:PV Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13113 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Černá L., Hrzina P. Completion:KZ
Lecturers:Benda V., Černá L., Hrzina P. Credits:4
Tutors:Černá L., Finsterle T., Hrzina P. Semester:Z

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Solar energy and its exploitation using photovoltaic systems. Photovoltaic phenomena, solar cells and their characteristics, solar modules (construction, technology, parameters). Photovoltaic systems (including energy conservation). Photovoltaic system applications, optimisation of operating conditions. Basic economical and ecological aspects, present trends.

Study targets:

To give students detail information about photovoltaic sources (cells, modules, structure and technology), photovoltaic szstems and their applications

Course outlines:

1. Solar energy (spectra, geographic position and climate influence).
2. Photovoltaic effect.
3. Solar cells, basic structure and characteristics.
4. Single-crystalline, poly-crystalline and thin film solar cells.
5. Construction and technology of high-efficient solar cells.
6. Construction and technology of solar modules.
7. Modules with concentrators, hybrid systems.
8. Photovoltaic systems - basic types.
9. Stand alone systems. Grid-on systems.
10. Energy storage for photovoltaic systems.
11. Photovoltaic systems applications.
12. Optimisation of PV system operating conditions.
13. Economical and ecological aspects of photovoltaic.
14. Present trends in the field of photovoltaic.

Exercises outline:

1. Organisation, introduction.
2. Laboratory measurements on solar cells - explanation.
3. Comparison of V-A characteristics of different types of solar cells.
4. Measurements of Influence of series resistance on characteristics of solar cells.
5. Measurements of Influence of parallel resistance of solar cells.
6. Measurements of temperature dependence of solar cell parameters.
7. Fabrication of silicon solar cells - explanation with samples.
8. Laboratory measurements on solar cells - explanation.
9. Measurements of solar module characteristics.
10. Measurements on a solar module - dc load system.
11. Measurements on a solar module - regulator - battery - dc load system.
12. Measurements on a solar module - dc/dc - dc/ac system.
13. Photovoltaic system design (simulation).
14. A credit.


1. Goetberger, A., Knobloch, J. and Voss, B.: Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells. Chichester: J.Wiley & Sons. 1998
2. Wagemann, H.G., Eschrich, H.: Grundlagen der photovoltaischen Energiewandlung. Mnichov: Teubner Studienbucher. 1994


Jako podklad pro udělení klasifikovaného zápočtu jsou výsledky ze dvou testů a zpracování laboratorních úloh


solar energy, solar spectra, photovoltaic effect, solar cels, photovoltaic modules, photovoltaic systems, off-grid systems, on-grid systems,

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPIBNEW Common courses PV 3
MPIB_2020 Common courses PV 3

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