Course syllabus

Solel – grundkurs i solcellsteknik
Photovoltaic Systems, Basic Course

AEB020, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2013-04-19

General Information

Elective for: E4, E4-em, F4, F4-es, M4, W4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


There is from a national and global point of view necessary to develope renewable energy technologies for generating electric energy. PV-system will in the future be one of the most important technologies for producing electricity. The course aims at teaching basic knowledge of how solar cells and solar cell systems works in different applications. In Sweden building integrated PV-systems are most interesting. In the developing countries where many people lives outside the electric grid, stand alone PV systems are of great interest. The ability to simulate the performance of PV-systems is an important part of the course. After the course the student should be able to perform a prestudy of the installation of a new PV-system

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination, approved assignments, approved reports from laborations and study task and attendence at study visits.


Required prior knowledge: Basic courses in electricity and electronics. Experience from the use of calculation program like Matlab and Excel.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.
The course overlaps following course/s: TNV095

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Elisabeth Kjellsson,
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