SP.769 Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems

Fall 2004

PV Simulation.
An image of the Photovoltaic Panel Simulation developed for the class. (Image courtesy of Prof. Louis Bucciarelli and Gregory Schroll.)

Course Highlights

This course features a Java applet in the tools section that simulates photovoltaic panel collection, as well as handouts from the class in the lecture notes section, and solar data in the study materials.

Course Description

This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included.

Technical Requirements

Java® plug-in software is required to run the Java® files found on this course site.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Louis Bucciarelli

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
2 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate