Courses Catalogue

Solar Technology

COURSE CODE: PHY3210
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics BSc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The course develops an introduction to principles and technologies for solar thermal energy collection, conversion, and utilization. Various solar heat collection and conversion systems; Solar heating systems, liquid based solar heating systems for buildings; Simple to complex problems of solar thermal energy conversion and storage identification, formulation and solving

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

To provide basic concepts and novel technologies in solar thermal systems; to provide a balance between both frontier technology updates and existing solar thermal energy strategies, in both a quantitative and qualitative way

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

§  explain the fundamentals of Solar Energy Technologies.

§  describe the Solar thermal based energy systems.

§  outline basic principles and applications of Photovoltaic systems.

§  design solar passive architecture.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Apply principles and technologies for solar thermal energy collection, conversion and utilization.

§  explain solar heating systems, liquid based solar heating systems for buildings.

§  identify, formulate and solve simple to complex problems of solar thermal energy conversion and storage.

§  identify and understand solar thermal systems’ components and their function.

§  analyze hot water load and solar resource data