Credit: Blue Solar Panels by Carl Attard is free to use
EME 812 explores the main physical principles of core solar energy conversion systems, including direct power conversion photovoltaics, concentrating photovoltaics (CPV), and thermal conversion to electricity via concentrating solar power strategies (CSP). It also covers the fundamentals of enabling technologies such as light concentration, solar tracking, power conversion cycles, power conditioning and distribution. Learning in EME 812 relies on analysis of design and performance of existing solar plants that have been deployed in areas such as the southwestern USA, Spain, and North Africa.
This resource is part of the following programs: Graduate Certificate in Solar Energy (RESS), Master's Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems, and RESS Solar Energy Option.