Solar Energy Systems

ENG EC 573

This course is designed for first year graduate and senior undergraduate students from engineering disciplines. It is intended to educate students in the design and applications of solar energy technology. It will focus on fundamentals of solar energy conversion, solar cells, optical engineering, photoelectrochemical cells, thermoelectric generators, and energy storage and distribution systems. The course covers solar energy insolation and global energy needs, current trends in photovoltaic energy engineering, solar cell materials science, design and installation of solar panels for residential and industrial applications and connections to the national grid and cost analysis of the overall system. In addition, basic manufacturing processes for the production of solar panels, environmental impacts, and the related system engineering aspects will be included to provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art approach to solar energy utilization. Meets with ENG MS573; students may not take credit for both. 4 cr.

SPRG 2018 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Mazumder PSY B51 MW 12:20 pm-2:05 pm Mts w/ENG MS573

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