Solar Energy

Learning Outcomes

The students know the basics of solar energy in particular photovoltaic and solar thermal systems. They recognize technical issues and are able to apply the knowledge to typical questions in solar energy.

Content

  • Sun and sun light
  • Design and operation of a solar cell and module
  • Components of a photovoltaic (PV) system (inverter, grid integration, monitoring)
  • Life cycle of a PV system: Planning, Construction, Operation 

Frequency

Annually in summer semester

Language

English

References

  • Mertens, Konrad. Photovoltaik: Lehrbuch zu Grundlagen, Technologie und Praxis. Hanser-Verlag
  • Quaschning, Volker. Renewable Energy and Climate Change. Wiley. 2010
  • DGS. Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems. Routledge. 2013
  • DGS. Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems. Routledge. 2010

Overview of Grades

Semester Average grade Failure rate
SoSe 2021 2,6 ± 1,3 17 %
WiSe 2020/21 3,3 ± 0,0 0 %
SoSe 2020 2,8 ± 0,6 10 %
WiSe 2020/21 5,0 ± 0,0 100 %
SoSe 2019 3,2 ± 1,5 33 %
WiSe 2018/19 3,3 ± 0,0 0 %
SoSe 2018 2,8 ± 1,1 18 %
WiSe 2017/18 4,0 ± 1,2 50 %
SoSe 2017 2,9 ± 1,3 26 %
WiSe 2016/17 3,2 ± 1,7 43 %
SoSe 2016 3,2 ± 1,3 27 %
WiSe 2015/16 3,9 ± 1,2 50 %
SoSe 2015 3,6 ± 1,2 36 %
SoSe 2014 1,3 ± 0,4 0 %

Contact

Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Professor FB Umweltplanung/-technik - FR Maschinenbau

Contact

+49 6782 17-1908

Location

Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 12

Consultation

Montag, 11-12 Uhr, nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail/Monday, 11-12 h, by arrangement via mail
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