Design of Photovoltaic Systems

Course Outline and Information

Course Topics (but not limited to):
  • Generalities on photovoltaic plants
  • 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 References:
  • ABB Technical Application Papers No.10 Photovoltaic plants, 2010
  • Jackson, Frank. Planning and installing photovoltaic systems, London: Earthscan, 2nd edition, 2008.
  • Smets, A.H., J├Ąger, 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.
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