An image of the Photovoltaic Panel Simulation developed for the class. (Image courtesy of Prof. Louis Bucciarelli and Gregory Schroll.)
This course features a Java applet in the tools
section that simulates photovoltaic panel collection, as well as handouts from the class in the lecture notes
section, and solar data in the study materials
This class will study the behavior of photovoltaic solar energy systems, focusing on the behavior of "stand-alone" systems. The design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems will be covered. This will include estimation of costs and benefits, taking into account any available government subsidies. Introduction to the hardware elements and their behavior will be included.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.