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ECE 492 - Solar Photovoltaic Systems


Concepts of global and local energy demands and basics of solar spectrum. Fundamentals of photovoltaic (PV) systems, analysis of the operation of p-n junction and solar cell physics. Analysis of the equivalent circuit, modeling and simulation of solar cells, thermodynamics of solar energy and PV cells. Types of PV cells, PV system components, applications of PV systems. Stand alone and grid connected PV systems. Utility interaction of PV systems, hands on training with hardware setup, life cycle and pay back analysis of overall PV system for various applications. (3-0)

Requisites: PHYS 212 or instructor permission (Required, Previous).

Credits:3 cr



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