EAEEE4190 Photovoltaic Systems Engineering and Sustainability



Systems approach for intermittent renewable energy involving the study of resources, generation, demand, storage, transmission, economics and politic. Study of current and emerging photovoltaic technologies, with focus on basic sustainability metrics (e.g., cost, resource availability, and life-cycle environmental impacts). The status and potential of 1st and 2nd generation photovoltaic technologies (e.g., crystalline and amorphous Si, CdTe, CIGS) and emerging 3rd generation ones. Storage options to overcome the intermittency constraint. Large scales of renewable energy technologies and plug-in hybrid electric cars.



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