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Introduction to Solar Energy Course

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

The course consists of a study of both Photovoltaics (PV) and Solar-thermal technologies for generating electricity from sunlight. The principles, manufacturing technologies, efficiencies, advantages and limitations of various PV cells will be considered. The students should be able to design a manufacturing plant as well as practical installations of various PV components in a cost effective way.

The different solar-thermal systems will be introduced with the basic heat transfer and thermodynamics principles that apply. Both bulk electricity generation and smaller stand alone systems will be covered.

Main themes:

  • Principles of operation of PV cells
  • Manufacturing technologies of crystalline and thin film PV cells
  • Balance of system (BOS): regulators, inverters and storage
  • Design of stand alone PV systems
  • Design of roof mounted grid connected PV systems
  • Design of large MW PV systems
  • Concentrators: combined heat and power generation (CHP).
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer
  • Bulk solar thermal power generation systems
  • Energy storage
  • Large scale plant specifics and quantification
  • Life cycle costing.

Online registration links for this short course will be active from mid February.

For more info contact the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies:

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Start:
April 9 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 14 @ 5:00 pm
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