Photovoltaic Systems

Последна измена: November 22, 2022
1. Course Title Photovoltaic Systems
2. Code 4ФЕИТ04Л025
3. Study program ЕАОИЕ,ЕЕПМ
4. Organizer of the study program (unit, institute, department) Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies
5. Degree (first, second, third cycle) First cycle
6. Academic year/semester III/6 7. Number of ECTS credits 6
8. Lecturer D-r Dimitar Dimitrov
9. Course Prerequisites Passed: Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
10. Course Goals (acquired competencies): Obtaining knowledge about PV systems’ operation. Getting ability for identification of cost-effective PV systems application. Competence for adequate choice of locations and components of PV systems. Acquainting with methods analyzing and sizing of PV systems.
11. Course Syllabus: Introduction, application and types of photovoltaic (PV) systems. Characteristics and components of the solar radiation. Meteo databases. Photovoltaic conversion processes in solar cells. Current-voltage characteristics of solar cells and temperature influence. Types of PV cells and their characteristics. Components of a PV generator. Balance-of-system components. Stand-alone PV systems. Hybrid PV systems. Grid-connected PV systems. Component connections and topologies. Mounting structures and choosing adequate location for installing a PV system. Techno-economic analyses of PV systems. Methods for sizing of PV systems.
12. Learning methods: Lectures with presentations, interactive lectures, numerical and simulation exercises, homeworks and student projects.
13. Total number of course hours 3 + 1 + 1 + 0
14. Distribution of course hours 180
15. Forms of teaching 15.1. Lectures-theoretical teaching 45
15.2. Exercises (laboratory, practice classes), seminars, teamwork 30
16. Other course activities 16.1. Projects, seminar papers 30
16.2. Individual tasks 30
16.3. Homework and self-learning 45
17. Grading 17.1. Exams 0
17.2. Seminar work/project (presentation: written and oral) 35
17.3. Activity and participation 10
17.4. Final exam 55
18. Grading criteria (points) up to 50 points 5 (five) (F)
from 51to 60 points 6 (six) (E)
from 61to 70 points 7 (seven) (D)
from 71to 80 points 8 (eight) (C)
from 81to 90 points 9 (nine) (B)
from 91to 100 points 10 (ten) (A)
19. Conditions for acquiring teacher’s signature and for taking final exam Lectures with presentations, interactive lectures, numerical exercises, laboratory exercises, study visits.
20. Forms of assessment During the semester, two partial written 120 minutes exams or a written 120 minutes exam are forseen. For students who have passed the partial exams or the exam, a final oral exam (duration 60 minutes) may be conducted. The points from the partial exams or the exam and the final oral exam are included into the final grade.
21. Language Macedonian and English
22. Method of monitoring of teaching quality Internal evaluation and surveys.
23. Literature
23.1. Required Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 DGS/Berlin Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems DGS/Berlin 2008
2 Heinrich Häberlin Photovoltaics System Design and Practice John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2012
3 Tamer Khatib, Wilfried Elmenreich Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation Using MATLAB® John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2016
23.2. Additional Literature
No. Author Title Publisher Year
1 B. K. Hodge Alternative Energy Systems and Applications John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2013
2 Christiana Honsberg, Stuart Bowden Arizona State University 2021
3 T. Markvart Solar Electricity John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 1994