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Syllabus 2018-19 - 76112003 - Photovoltaic Solar Energy Bases (Fundamentos de la energía solar fotovoltaica)

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DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Energías renovables por la Universidad de Jaén
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Photovoltaic Solar Energy Bases
CODE: 76112003 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 4.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: ALMONACID PUCHE, GABINO
DEPARTMENT: U133 - ING. ELECTRÓNICA Y AUTOMATICA
FIELD OF STUDY: 785 - TECNOLOGÍA ELECTRÓNICA
OFFICE NO.: A3 - A3-437 E-MAIL: galmona@ujaen.es P: 953212433
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/ingauto/4744
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Subject: FUNDAMENTALS OF SOLAR PV

 

1   Introduction (one week)

1.1        General Introduction to the Course

1.2        Energy Conversion

1.3        Photovoltaics Introduction

1.4        History of Solar Energy

1.5        Solar Light

2   Working principle of a semiconductor based solar cell (two week)

2.1        How to Transform Light into Electricity

2.2        Band Gap -Electrons in Atoms & Molecular Bonds

2.3        Charge CarrierExcitation

2.4        Transport of Charge carriers

2.5        Semiconductor Junction - The Solar Cell

3   Solar cell operation, performance and design rules(three weeks)

3.1        Solar Cell Operation. The J-V curve

3.2        The External Parameters of an Ideal Solar Cell

3.3        The Series and Shunt Resistance

3.4        Design Rules -Utilization of Band Gap Energy, The External Quantum Efficiency,The Shockley-Queisser-limit

3.5        Light Trapping

4   Introduction to PV systems: components,  concepts, applications and design (one week)

4.1        PV Systems Introduction

4.2        PV Modules I-Module parameters, orientation and tilt, Temperature dependency of PV output

4.3        Maximum Power Tracking (MPPT)

4.4        Standalone PV Systems

4.5         Grid Connected PV Systems

 

5      Experimental characterisation & Simulation Tools (one week)

5.1         Experimental measure of the J-V curve of a solar cell

5.2         Outdoor characterisation of a PV module.

5.3         Free simulation solar software (eg. PVGIS JRC-EC)

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Methodology

I) The course will run for eight weeks distributed as follows:

- Six weeks with large group classes, of four hours a week, with the following structure:

  • 1.5 hours of exhibitions or class presentations, PowerPoint type, to develop the content of the subject.
  • 1.5 hours of performing numerical exercises
  • One hour of debate and discussion on a topic related to the course content.

- A week devoted to experimental work in small groups with:

  • Two hours of laboratory  and outdoor measurements
  • Two hours of practical use of simulation software in computer lab

- A week, with a four-hour session, for the presentation of the work done by the students.

II) It will be available, in advance, at the virtual teachingplatform of the subject:(http://dv.ujaen.es/docencia/goto_docencia_crs_134777.html)

  • Slides of the lessons
  • The proposal of numerical exercises
  • Documentation for debate & discussion topics
  • Instructions for performing the simulation & experimental practices
  • Instructions and suggested topics for conducting student works

III) The overall self-work of the students to achieve the learning objectives of the course include the following activities:

- Theoretical study of the lessons through the documentation provided (class presentations) and recommended bibliography.

- Performing the numerical exercises.

- Carrying out the experimental practices and report thereof.

- Development of a work of a single topic with two possibilities:

        Preparation of a monograph on it(text and presentation) or

        Review of the monograph made by other student.

 

You can get samples of teaching material in:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sdh2jtnd40jnlf8/AABco60K60i-VezmgyeFsJ_sa

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The assessment of knowledge and student work in this course will be made by three methods:

1 -. Through the completion by the student of a monograph on a topic related to this course and its oral presentation in class.The objectives of this test are:
a) increase student culture on topics related to the subject;
b) To the students get use to the literature search andscientific and technical information, and
c) Increase the student's ability to perform a self-learnin gand oral presentations. (Weight 15%)

2 - Through the realization of experimental practices and/or simulation. To set the theoretical concepts, taking contact with the complexity of the experimental measurements and the actual devices. (Weight 20%)

3 - Through a written test with theoretical questions and numerical exercises to demonstrate acquired knowledge and mastery of techniques for applying thereof. (Weight 65%)

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Handbook of photovoltaic science and engineering. Edition: Reprinted. Author: -. Publisher: Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2006  (Library)
  • Solar cells: operating principles, technology and system applications. Edition: -. Author: Green, Martin A.. Publisher: Kensington; University of New South Wales, 1998  (Library)
  • Solar cells [Recurso electrónico] : materials, manufacture and operation. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford:Elsevier Avanced Technology,c2005  (Library)
  • Practical handbook of photovoltaics: fundamentals and applications. Edition: Reprinted. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford: Elsevier, 2005  (Library)
  • Solar cells: material, manufacture and operation. Edition: 1st ed., repr. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford: Elsevier, 2006  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Applied photovoltaics. Edition: -. Author: Wenham, Stuart R.. Publisher: [Sydney]: Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems, [19- ]  (Library)
  • Third generation photovoltaics: advanced solar energy conversion. Edition: -. Author: Green, Martin A.. Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006  (Library)
  • Modelling photovoltaic systems using PSpice . Edition: -. Author: Castañer, Luis. Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, cop. 2002  (Library)
  • Solar electricity. Edition: 2ª ed., repr. with corr. Author: -. Publisher: Chichester [etc.]: John Wiley & Sons, 2003  (Library)
  • Electricity from sunlight : an introduction to photovoltaics . Edition: -. Author: Lynn, Paul A. Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, 2010  (Library)
  • Solar electricity: engineering of photovoltaic systems. Edition: -. Author: Lorenzo, Eduardo. Publisher: Sevilla: Promotora General de Estudios, 1994  (Library)