Course code FYS376

FYS376 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 runs in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually if needed.
First time: Study year 2012-2013
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, KJM100, FYS245
Recommended prerequisites:
FYS251/FYS252A, KJM120
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:

FYS371 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 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: Letter grades