Course code FYS476

FYS476 Solar Energy

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Course responsible: Espen Olsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually if needed.
First time: 2015H
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, FYS252, KJM100
Recommended prerequisites:
 KJM120
Mandatory activity:
The candidates is required to make a written review of a choice of relevant research articles to be approved before the final examination.
Assessment:
Written examination 3 hours
Nominal workload:
Approximately 300 hours total.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:

FYS 371 2 sp reduction

FYS376 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.

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

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.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F