pre022 - Solar Energy (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

pre022 - Solar Energy (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

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Modulbezeichnung Solar Energy
Modulkürzel pre022
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Physik
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Renewable Energies
  • Master Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Ergänzungsmodule
  • Master Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Master Umweltmodellierung (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Agert, Carsten (Modulverantwortung)
  • Torio, Herena (Modulverantwortung)
  • Torio, Herena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Knipper, Martin (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Gütay, Levent (Prüfungsberechtigt)
After successful completion of the module students should be able to:

·         understand, describe and compare major technologies for solar energy use: solar thermal and
          photovoltaic systems

·         analyse various system components and their interconnections within a solar energy system.

·         critically appraise and assess various technologies for solar energy use and components
          involved in such solar systems.

·         size and evaluate the performance of solar systems as a function of their operation
          conditions, components and system layout

-       critically evaluate non-technical impact and side effects when implementing renewable
        energy supply systems


This module gives an overview on renewable energy heat and photovoltaic technologies. Main focus hereby are the scientific principles of components and their technical description as well as first suitable system performance assessment methods.

Photovoltaics (Lecture: 90 h workload)

  • Basic and most important properties of solar radiation related to photovoltaics
  • PV cells basics: Fundamental physical processes in photovoltaic materials
  • Characterization and basic modelling of solar cells
  • Component Description: PV generator; Charge controller; Inverter; Balance of system components; System Description
  • Grid Connected System
  • Stand Alone System

Renewable Energy Heat (Seminar & Exercises: 90 h workload)

  • Assessment of solar thermal ambient parameters: regional global, diffuse, reflected solar radiation on horizontal and on tilted plane, ambient temperature
  • Solar thermal system components: collectors; heat exchangers; thermal storage; thermal driven compression chillers
  • Solar cooling systems and components
  • Characterization of solar thermal systems, their operation and performance
  • F-Chart and Utilizability methods as main methods for assessing system performance

Solar Energy PV

·         Green, Martin A., 1981: Solar cells : operating principles, technology and system applications,
          Prentice Hall.

·         Green, M.A., 2007: Third Generation Photovoltaics, Advanced Solar Energy Conversion,
          Springer Series in Photonics

·         Markvart, Tom and Castaner, Luis, 2003: Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, Fundamentals
          and Applications, Elsevier Science

·         Nelson, Jenny, 2003: The Physics of Solar Cells (Properties of Semiconductor Materials),
          Imperial College Press.

·         Stuart R. Wenham, Martin A. Green, Muriel E. Watt& Richard Corkish (Edit.), 2007: Applied
          Photovoltaics, Earthscan Publications Ltd.;

·         Twidell, John & Weir, Toni, 2005: Renewable Energy Resources Taylor & Francis.

Renewable Energy Heat

·         DGS, (2010) Planning and installing solar thermal systems, a guide for installers, architects
          and engineers, 2nd ed.

·         Duffie JA, Beckman WA (2013) Solar engineering of thermal processes: Wiley.

·         Henning H-M. 2007. Solar assisted air conditioning of buildings - an overview. Applied
          Thermal Engineering 27(10):1734-1749; DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2006.07.021

Unterrichtsprachen Deutsch, Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul Wintersemester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modulart Pflicht / Mandatory
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Lehr-/Lernform Lecture, Exercises
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Übung 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform

At the end of the lecture period; submission of the report at the end of the semester

2 Examinations: Written Exam (1.5h, weight 50%) and Presentation of a Paper (15 min presentation, 5 pages report, weight 50%)