FYS376 Solar Energy
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Course responsible: Espen Olsen
Teachers: Ruth Heidi Samuelsen Nygård
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually if needed.
First time: 2012H
M-MR, M-MF, M-IØ og M-MPP
- 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
The course will make the student capable of understanding the concepts of solar energy conversion devices.
Lectures, Examples, Discussions.
The teacher will be available through internet and after individual appointment
Will be published on Canvas before the course starts.
FYS272, KJM100, FYS245
FYS251, FYS252A, KJM120
Written examination 3 hours
Approximately 300 hours total.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
FYS 371 2 sp reduction
FYS476 10 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.
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: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått