Solar Energy Application Systems

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AE1B13SVS Z,ZK 5 2P+2L English
Department of Electrotechnology

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

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Solar energy and basic forms of its exploitation

2. Influence of geographic position and climate on spectra and irradiance

3. Photovoltaic effect, photovoltaic cells, basic structure and characteristics

4. Construction and technology of photovoltaic cells

5. Construction and technology of photovoltaic modules

6. Basic types of photovoltaic systems

7. Converters for photovoltaic systems

8. Optimisation of PV system operating conditions

9. Energy storage systems

10. Basic economic and ecological aspects

11. Conversion solar energy to thermal energy

12. Solar power stations

13. Solar energy for high temperature technology

14. Present trends in the field of solar systems

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Organizing matters

2. Laboratory exercises - explanation of the 1st block of measurements

3. Measuring irradiance

4. Measuring influence of irradiance on parameters of solar cells

5. Measuring influence of parasitic resistances on parameters of solar cells

6. Measuring temperature dependence of solar cells parameters

7. Explanation of the 2nd block of measurements. 1st test

8. Measuring I-V characteristics of PV modules, influence of local shading

9. Measuring autonomous PV system - battery charging

10. Measuring PV system with inverter

11. Solar system designing

12. Excursion - demonstration PV system

13. Final test

14. Assessment

Study Objective:

To give students knowledge about basic solar energy application systems

Study materials:

[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

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