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SPG8017 : Introduction to Photovoltaics

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of the Renewable Energy Resources and Technology Module is to introduce primarily non-engineering students to a range of renewable energy technologies available.
The module will also provide students from a non-engineering background with an awareness of technological, economic, environmental and resource aspects of a range of renewable energy technologies.

This module will focus on sources of biomass and the range of technologies available for conversion into energy in the form of heat, power and transport fuel. Students will also learn about the photovoltaic technology, including cell and system operation, the range of applications currently addressed and implementation aspects both technical and non-technical.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.Biomass and biofuel resources, policy and potential contribution to EU & UK targets (PEB)
2.Biomass heat and CHP - technologies, economics and environmental benefits (PEB)
3.Biofuels - 1st & 2nd generation technologies, economics and environmental benefits (PEB & DR)
4.Solar Resources (NP)
5.PV cell, module and system design, manufacture and performance (NP)
6.PV applications and implementation, economics and environmental benefits (NP)

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable