ME-468 / 4 credits

Teacher: Haussener Sophia

Language: English


Summary

The course will provide fundamentals and technological details of solar energy conversion devices and systems, including 1) solar fuels by photoelectrochemistry, photocatalysis, and solar thermochemistry, 2) solar electricity by PV and concentrated solar power, and 3) solar heat by solar collectors.

Content

Keywords

Solar energy, electrochemistry, solar fuels, hydrogen, thermal storage, multi-physics modeling

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Thermodyanmics and energetics 1

Heat and mass transfer

Recommended courses

Thermodyanmics and energetics 2

Advanced heat transfer

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Advise on solar energy conversion approaches and technologies
  • Implement solar energy conversion problems using computational methods
  • Design codes for solar energy conversion problems
  • Compute solar energy conversion devices
  • Characterize solar energy conversion devices
  • Carry out experiments on solar devices

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

ex cathedra and exercises, computational project, laboratory project, group project

Assessment methods

Group project during semester, (computational and lab) exercises during semester, written exam

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Solar energy conversion
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Solar energy conversion
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Solar energy conversion
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Solar energy conversion
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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