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The course establishes foundation material for all solar energy conversion technologies, explaining the basic concepts and implementation of solar conversion processes. We describe the properties and availability of solar radiation and geometric relationship of sun/collector, proper- ties of materials used in solar conversion processes, procedures for solar thermal engineering calculations, principles of photovoltaic conversion (optoelectronic and optocaloric processes), designing PV systems, and solar concentration for heat and power conversions This course will complement the existing courses sustainable energy processes. Course activities include a semester project on a solar energy system design and class presentation on the semester project.

Design of Solar Energy Conversion Systems (Spring:2010) - Podcasts Pennsylvania State University

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The course establishes foundation material for all solar energy conversion technologies, explaining the basic concepts and implementation of solar conversion processes. We describe the properties and availability of solar radiation and geometric relationship of sun/collector, proper- ties of materials used in solar conversion processes, procedures for solar thermal engineering calculations, principles of photovoltaic conversion (optoelectronic and optocaloric processes), designing PV systems, and solar concentration for heat and power conversions This course will complement the existing courses sustainable energy processes. Course activities include a semester project on a solar energy system design and class presentation on the semester project.

    Session 01: Intro and Discussion how Solar is Strongly Coupled to the Locale

    Session 01: Intro and Discussion how Solar is Strongly Coupled to the Locale

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Session 02: Four Energy Design Technologies and the Solar Fraction

    Session 02: Four Energy Design Technologies and the Solar Fraction

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Session 03: Learning a New Language and Earth-Sun Relations

    Session 03: Learning a New Language and Earth-Sun Relations

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Session 04: Geometries and the Flat Plate Collector

    Session 04: Geometries and the Flat Plate Collector

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Session 05: Pyranometers and Components

    Session 05: Pyranometers and Components

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Session 06: Components and the Sloped Surface

    Session 06: Components and the Sloped Surface

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

2.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Ziyad Saeed ,

Lecture notes

Audio based learning of a technical subject doesn't work at all. At the very least lecture notes or slides should be included that accompany the audio. It is better to have an HD video lecture.

Robertue1 ,

Bad audio quality

I tried to listen to two episodes but I couldn’t, the audio quality didn’t allow me to keep listening.

Higgs1984 ,

Good technical stuff, like student questions, weird music

The technical material is great, I get a lot out of listening to these, though I have some background in engineering. The music though--what is the deal with the music in the beginning and then halfway through? Aside from that I enjoy these. I like hearing the student questions which help with learning the material, many bigger lecture audios are just the professor.

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