Počet kreditů 4
Vyučováno v Summer
Rozsah výuky 2P+2L
Garant předmětu
Přednášející Vítězslav Benda, Jakub Holovský
Cvičící Vítězslav Benda, Jakub Holovský

The course discusses the most important problems of principle, technology of production and final use of photovoltaic systems for power generation. Topics: Solar energy and basic principles of conversion. Photovoltaic effect, photovoltaic cells. Optimization of cell structure in terms of optical and electrical properties of individual layers. V-A characteristics of photovoltaic cells. Determination of the maximum theoretically achievable energy conversion efficiency of a given structure. Photovoltaic modules. Technological processes of production of basic types of photovoltaic cells and modules. Characterization and diagnostic methods, analysis of failure types, influence on durability. Photovoltaic systems (autonomous, connected to the grid). Components of photovoltaic systems. Simulation of yield for a given type of climate and season. Trends in applications of photovoltaic systems and economic aspects.

Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics
Basic knowledge of semiconductor physics and technology

To provide students with detailed information on the design and technology of photovoltaic cells and modules, as well as the function of photovoltaic systems, degradation processes and economic aspects.

1. Solar radiation, spectra, terrestial conditions
2. Photovoltaic phenomena
3. Solar cells and their characteristics
4. Monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin film solar cells
5. Solar cells from other semiconductor materials
6. Construction and fabrication of solar cells
7. Construction and fabrication of modules
8. Basic types of photovoltaic systems
9. Stand alone PV systems and energy storage
10. On-grid systems
11. Applications of photovoltaic systems
12. PV systems reliability and diagnostics
13. Basic economic and ecological aspects

1. Introduction
2. Methods of solar radiation scaling
3. Evaluation of I-V curve parameters of photovoltaic cells
4.-5. Simulate cells and modules with SPICE
6.-8. Measurement of PV cell and module parameters
9. Diagnostics of PV modules - visual inspection and electroluminescence
10.-11. Measurement of inverter parameters in UCEEB
12. Design of photovoltaic system
13.-14. Final test and assesment

[1] M. Iqbal, An Introduction to Solar Radiation (Academic, Toronto, 1983)

[2] C.J. Chen, Physics of Solar Energy, J. Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 2011

[3] G.H.Bauer, Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

[4] A. Luque and Steven Hegedus (editors), Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering,
2011 John Wiley & Sons
[5] A. Smets, K. Jäger, O. Isablla, R. van Swaaij and M. Zeman, Solar Energy, UIT Cambridge Ltd., Cambridge,2016

[6] T. M. Letcher and V. M. Fthenakis (editors) A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy
Systems With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems, 2018 Elsevier Inc


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