On successful completion of the course, the students
have knowledge of the key technologies and trends in renewable electrical energy systems
have knowledge of the design and operating principles of power electronic devices as well as their function as interfaces between energy source and network in distributed power system solutions
are able to dimension and design solar based energy solutions
are able to dimension, make plans for and implement online integration of renewable and distributed electric energy systems
have knowledge of the organization of the electricity sector
The sun as an energy resource. Solar cells and solar systems. Power electronics with components, rectifiers, pulse width modulation and topologies of converters and inverters. Solar grid inverters. HVDC (high voltage transmission/direct-current voltage transmissions). The Norwegian power system: Production and use of electric energy. Integration of distributed electrical energy sources in the power grid. Owners and organization of the electricity sector.
Lectures and exercises.
Students must successfully complete the compulsory assignment(s) in order to take the examination.
Assessment methods and criteria
4-hour written individual examination. Graded assessment.
The course evaluation is completed as a midterm evaluation in accordance with the provisions listed in the Quality Assurance System Chapter 2.1.1. A final evaluation may be completed as required.