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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Solar Systems Application

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BE1M13ASS Z,ZK 5 2P+2L
Corequisite:
Lecturer:
Jakub Holovský, Vítězslav Benda (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jakub Holovský, Vítězslav Benda (guarantor), Tomáš Finsterle, Arao Minamau Pambo
Supervisor:
Department of Electrotechnology
Synopsis:

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.

Requirements:

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and electronics

Syllabus of lectures:

1 Basics knowledge necessary for laboratory tasks  

2 Problem of fossil fuels, solar energy form and availability on Earth

3 PV effect, PV cells, basic structure and characteristics

4 Construction and technology of photovoltaic cells

5 Construction and technology of photovoltaic modules

6 Characterization and diagnostic methods in PV

7 Autonomous PV systems

8 Grid-connected PV systems

9 PV system optimization 

10 Economical and ecological aspects of PV

11 BIPV, solar thermal, concentration systems

12 Thin-film technologies, new technologies

Syllabus of tutorials:

1 Introductional, Occupational safety and health, First aid

2 Spectroscopic properties of materials

3 Spectroscopic properties of light and cells

4 Module testing, effect of serial and parallel resistance

5 Module testing, effect of shading

6 Diagnostics of modules by thermography

7 Diagnostics of modules by electroluminescence

8 Concentrator photovoltaics and solar thermal

9 Computer design of a residential PV systems

10 Experimental analysis of laboratory on-grid PV system

11 Computer simulation of residential PV systems with batteries

12 Experimental analysis of laboratory off-grid PV system

13 Assesment test

14 Assesment test

Study Objective:

Students will understand principles and limits of solar energy exploitation. They will learn basic technologies in fabriation solar cells and modules. They will learn system designing, energy yield calculations and economical profitability.

Study materials:

[1] Gordon, J., et al: Solar Energy - the State of the Art, James & James(Science Publishesrs), London, 2001

[2] A. Luque and Steven Hegedus (editors), Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering,

2011 John Wiley & Sons

[3] A. Smets, K. Jäger, O. Isablla, R. van Swaaij and M. Zeman, Solar Energy, UIT Cambridge Ltd., Cambridge,2016

[4] T. M. Letcher and V. M. Fthenakis (editors) A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy

Systems With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems, 2018 Elsevier Inc

[5] Konrad Mertens, Photovoltaics: fundamentals, technology and practice, Wiley 2018, ISBN: 1119401046

Note:
Further information:
http://pasan.feld.cvut.cz/lfsez.php
Time-table for winter semester 2019/2020:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
roomT2:C4-264
Holovský J.
Benda V.

11:00–12:30
(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice
Laborator 264
roomT2:E1-1
Holovský J.
12:45–14:15
(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice haly
Laboratoř H1
roomT2:E1-1
Holovský J.
14:30–16:00
(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice haly
Laboratoř H1
Tue
Fri
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2019/2020:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-06-05
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4825906.html