Course code FYS376

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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course runs in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually if needed.
First time: 2012H
Preferential right:
M-MR, M-MF, M-IØ og M-MPP
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
Syllabus:
Will be published on Canvas before the course starts.
Prerequisites:
FYS272, KJM100, FYS245
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS251/FYS252A, KJM120
Assessment:
Written examination 3 hours. Less than 4 candidates: Oral examination.
Nominal workload:
Approximately 250 hours total.
Entrance requirements:
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
Note:
It is strongly recommended to combine this course with the laboratory course FYS375.
Examiner:
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 / F