Design of Photovoltaic Systems

Fall 2019

Course Overview

  • Title: Design of Photovoltaic Systems
  • Credit: Three credit hours
  • Semester: Fall 2019
  • Instructor: Iman Sadeghkhani
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  • Office: Room #313; 3rd floor
  • Lecture Room: Class #301
  • Lecture Hours: R 10:30--13:30
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  • Catalog Description: Design and control of grid-connected and Islanded photovoltaic plants
  • Course Outline and Information

    Course Topics (but not limited to)

  • Generalities on photovoltaic plants
  • Energy production
  • Installation methods and configurations
  • Connection to the grid and measure of the energy
  • Earthing and protection against indirect contact
  • Protection against overcurrents and overvoltages
  • Feed-in Tariff
  • Economic analysis of the investment
  • Control systems of photovoltaic plant converters
  • Useful Reference

  • Jackson, Frank. Planning and installing photovoltaic systems, London: Earthscan, 2nd edition, 2008.
  • Smets, A.H., Jäger, K., Isabella, O., van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. and Zeman, M., Solar Energy: The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion technologies and systems, UIT, 2016.
  • ABB Technical Application Papers No.10 Photovoltaic plants, 2010
  • راهنمای طراحی سیستم‌های فتوولتاییک به منظور تأمین انرژی الکتریکی به تفکیک اقلیم و کاربری