Short Description

This course presents a recap of the principles of both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal technology. It presents the solar resource and basic techniques for harnessing the power of the sun for various applications. Economic analysis of integrated solar systems will be covered.


  • To introduce the students to solar energy resources, characteristics and measuring techniques;
  • To give a broad introduction into the principles, conversion technologies and applications solar photovoltaics and solar thermal.
  • To prepare the students for the advanced courses in solar specialization branch.
Attachment Name Attachment Type
RET 7104 Solar Energy DOC PDF PS