Course code FYS376

FYS376 Solar Energy

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Course responsible: Espen Olsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
5 students minimum
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually if needed.
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
M-MF, M-MR, M-Fysikk
Course contents:
Introduction, The sun as energy source, Principles of photovoltaic solar cells, From sand to solar cells, PV systems, Solar heat absorbers, Solar heat systems, Environmental aspects
Learning outcome:
The course will make the student capable of understanding the concepts of solar energy conversion devices.
Learning activities:
Lectures, Examples, Discussions,
Teaching support:
The teacher will be available through internet and after individual appointment
Final curriculum to be given before the examniation
FYS 271, FYS 251, KJM 100
Recommended prerequisites:
KJM 120
Mandatory activity:
FYS 375 contsitutes the laboratory part of the course and approved FYS 375 is required before attendance of ther written examination
Written examination 3 hours
Nominal workload:
Approximately 300 hours total.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
FYS 371 2 sp. reduction
Type of course:
Tentatively 2x2 weekly lecture hours. Additional training to be arranged with teacher

It is strongly recommended to combine this course with the laboratory course FYS375.

The course is given only if at least five students have signed up.

Note: This course will be offered in the fall term 2014 and then again in the spring term 2016.

The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått