Solar Photovoltaic Technology
The course introduces basic principles of the planning, design, installation, and operation of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Examination of PV system components, planning and design of grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems, analysis of PV systems at the residential scale through utility scale, including engineering, economic, and policy considerations. The course also provides the opportunity to complete a small PV system design project and develops skills in literature review and presentations. Whichever area of photovoltaics is chosen for their career, the student will have a good appreciation of the technology and implementation from the initial cell design to the operation of the system.
To provide a broad comprehension of solar photovoltaic systems used for various applications.
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
Explain basics of solar photovoltaic systems.
Discuss in depth of its types and design of various PV-interconnected systems
A student completing the course is expected to:
- Explain basics of solar photovoltaic systems.
- Apply in depth of its types and design of various PV-interconnected systems.
- Acquire the ability to design photovoltaic systems for a wide range of applications, and knowledge of the methods for assessing and ensuring the performance of the system.
- Appreciate the policy issues relating to renewable energy, particularly photovoltaics.
- Apply that knowledge in the development of commercial devices.