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 the spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually if needed.
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Preferential right:
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
Will be published on Canvas before the course starts.
FYS272, FYS252, KJM100
Recommended prerequisites:
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.
Written examination 3 hours
Nominal workload:
Approximately 250 hours total.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:

FYS371 2 sp reduction

FYS376 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.
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades