FYS476 Solar Energy

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Espen Olsen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually if needed.

Nominal workload:Approximately 250 hours total.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the spring parallel, .

About this course

  • 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.
  • Lectures, Examples, Discussions.
  • The teacher will be available through internet and after individual appointment
  • FYS272, FYS245, KJM100
  • Written examination 3 hours

  • 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.
  • The candidates is required to make a written review of a choice of relevant research articles to be approved before the final examination.
  • 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.

  • Tentatively 2x2 weekly lecture hours. Additional training to be arranged with teacher
  • FYS371 2 sp reduction

    FYS376 10 sp reduction

  • Special requirements in Science