TET4190 - Power Electronics for Renewable Energy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Sustainable energy technologies such as wind energy, solar power, wave energy, and fuel cells are described. The use of power electronics as an enabling technology 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. Industrial applications like SMPSs, UPSs and induction heating. Application of Power Electronics for transmission, distribution and control in the future power system, including Smart Grid is described.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student shall master:
- basic theory of power electronic energy conversion inclusive applications within renewable energy, energy saving and industrial products.
- simulation of power electronic converters.

After conclusion of the course the student shall be able to:
- define, model and analyze complex systems within power electronics.
- design power electronic converters within Electric Energy Technology and SmartGrids with argument criteria.
- plan and operate the use of power electronic converters in the present and future electric grid and industrial- and oil installations.

The student will also have increased his/hers abilities to:
- work independently and in groups.
- use instruments and equipment in the laboratory.

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2013

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 2013-12-09 15:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer KONT Muntlig eksamen 75/100 2014-08-13
Room Building Number of candidates
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