TET4190 - Power Electronics for Renewable Energy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 25/100
Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 4 timer

Course content

Sustainable energy technologies as wind energy, solar power, wave energy, fuel cells and hydrogen and gas are described. The use of power electronics is described in detail. Convertion, control and monitoring of electric energy with the use of semiconductors. Methods for analyzing converters including resonance converters for design. Selection of converter topologies, power semiconductors and passive elements. Design of heat sinks and magnetic components. Industrial applications like SMPSs, UPSs and induction heating. Power electronics in the power system is described, like HVDC, FACTS and static reactive compensation.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give the students basic knowledge of the design and manner of operation of power electronic converters. It shall give the students a broad understanding of the vital role of power electronics in introducing renewable energy, in the power system and how it may enhance energy saving. Through problemsolving, laboratory exercises and projects the students shall develop a physical undertanding of the theory presented in the course.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises, all in English. Compulsory laboratory experiments. Compulsory project work related to power electronics applications in renewable energy. The final evaluation will be based on a written examination (counting 75%) and the project with a presentation (counting 25%). Final grading will be from A to F. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Laboratory work with report

Course materials

Mohan, Undeland, Robbins: Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design. 3rd Edition. John Wiley og Sons, 2003. Lecture notes.

More on the course

Version: 2
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2011

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 2011-12-13 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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