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Design of photovoltaic systems

By Prof. L Umanand   |   IISc Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 927
This course is a design oriented course aimed at photovoltaic system design. The course begins by discussing about the PV cell electrical characteristics and interconnections. Estimation of insolation and PV sizing is addressed in some detail. Maximum power point tracking and circuits related to it are discussed. Later, applications related to peltier refrigeration, water pumping, grid connection and micro grids are discussed in detail. Lastly a brief discussion on life cycle costing is also discussed in order to bring in a measure of completeness to the course.


INTENDED AUDIENCE : 
BE, ME
PREREQUISITES : Electric Circuits
Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 02 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate



Course layout

Week 1 : THE PV CELL 
Week 2 : SERIES AND PARALLEL INTERCONNECTION
Week 3 : ENERGY FROM SUN 
Week 4 : INCIDENT ENERGY ESTIMATION
Week 5 : SIZING PV 
Week 6 : MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRACKING
Week 7 : MPPT ALGORITHMS
Week 8 : PV-BATTERY INTERFACES
Week 9 : PELTIER COOLING
Week 10 : PV AND WATER PUMPING
Week 11 : PV-GRID INTERFACE-I
Week 12 : PV-GRID INTERFACE-II and LIFE CYCLE COSTING

Books and references

  1. Chenming, H. and White, R.M., Solar Cells from B to Advanced Systems, McGraw Hill Book Co, 1983
  2. Ruschenbach, HS, Solar Cell Array Design Hand Varmostrand, Reinhold, NY, 1980
  3. Proceedings of IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conferences, Solar Energy Journal.

Instructor bio

Prof. L Umanand

IISc Bangalore
L. Umanand is a faculty at the Department of Electronics System Engineering (DESE) of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has been teaching, guiding and consulting in power electronic converters for more than two decades. His area of research are in power conversion, renewable energy systems and modelling.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISc Bangalore.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team


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