FENG2021 - Solar energy


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 5 hours A

Course content

-The sun as an energy source and a brief history of solar energy -Use of solar energy in the Nordic region and globally -Resources, technical and financial framework for: -Solar energy estimation -Solar collectors -Solar photovoltaics, and -Combined solar collector/ solar cell systems -Environmental aspects and sustainability perspective with solar energy -Techno-economic assessment of solar collector / solar cell systems

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have knowledge about: • Have basic knowledge about sun for energy purposes. • Access and distribution of solar resources nationally and globally. • Analysis of solar geometry. • The various conversion components and applications. • Efficiency and capacity factor. • Explain the most important conversion processes. • Integration of solar energy into the energy system. Skills: •The student should be able to calculate power, energy, efficiency and capacity factor in connection with solar energy. •The student should be able to calculate the necessary construction effect when using solar energy. •The student should be able to make economic and environmental appraisals when using solar energy. •The student should be able to use computer tools to evaluate energy solutions. General competence: •The student should be able to account for environmental aspects when developing solar, wind, geothermal and marine energy concepts, as well as consequences and measures that can be resulted in such contexts.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

• Minimum 70% of assignments of which 1 is report must be approved before the final exam. • Approval of the report is mandatory • NTNU grading policy will apply for exam assessment. • Exam will be digital.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Books • Solar Energy Engineering Processes and Systems. (Textbok) Author: Soteris A. Kalogirou, Year: 2014 (2nd edition) • SOLAR ENERGY the physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion technologies and systems (Reference book) Authors: Arno Smets et al., Year: 2016 Webresources • • • • ScenoCalc download:

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENA2021 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
FENT2021 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II



Language of instruction: -

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Energy- and Environmental Physics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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