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Course Name
Turkish Fotovoltaik Sistemler
English Photovoltaic Systems
Course Code
ELK 554E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Deniz Yıldırım
Course Objectives 1. To provide the fundamental information required to understand the principles and operation of PV systems,
2. To provide necessary knowledge about the modeling, design and analysis of various PV systems,
3. To show that PV is an economically viable, environmentally sustainable alternative to the world’s energy supplies.
Course Description Introduction to photovoltaic (PV) systems. Solar energy potential and solar radiation, PV effect, conversion of solar energy into electrical energy, solar cells and basic structure, electrical characteristics of the solar cells and mathematical modeling, solar cell arrays, PV modules, PV generators, interfacing PV modules to loads, power conditioning and maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms, energy storage alternatives for PV systems, inverter control topologies for stand-alone and grid-connected operation, islanding prevention methods, microinverters, modeling of stand-alone and grid-connected (utility interactive) PV systems.
Course Outcomes M.Sc. students who successfully pass this course gain knowledge, skill and competency in the following subjects;
1. Awareness of students to the feasibility of PV systems as an alternative to the fossil fuels will be gained,
2. Electricity generation from photovoltaic effect and various PV cell structures,
3. Mathematical modeling of complete PV systems using models of all components that make up a PV system.
4. Concept of maximum power point tracking and evaluation of various algorithms,
5. Analysis, design and application of stand-alone and grid-connected PV systems,
6. Inverter control topologies and real and reactive power control for utility-connected operation.
Required Facilities
Other References 1. G. M. Masters, Renewable And Efficient Electric Power Systems, 2nd Edition, Wiley 2013.
2. S. R. Wenham, M. A. Green, M. E. Watt, R. Corkish, A. Sproul, Applied Photovoltaics, 3rd ed., Taylor & Francis, 2012.
3. R. Messenger, J. Ventre, Photovoltaic Systems Engineering, 3rd ed., CRC Press, 2010.
4. L. Castaner, S. Silvestre, Modeling Photovoltaic Systems Using PSpice, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
5. A. Goetzberger, V. U. Hoffmann, Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation, Springer-Verlag, 2005.
6. R. J. Komp, Practical photovoltaics : electricity from solar cells, 3rd ed., Aatec Publications, 2001.
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