Your highly experienced tutors will give you an in-depth understanding of the technological, environmental and social benefits and limitations of solar power generation.
You’ll form a critical appreciation of the function, technological aspects, resource potential, limitations, maintenance needs, associated carbon emissions and environmental impacts of solar power technologies.
Lecture topics include:
Principles and practice of solar energy generation
Solar resource – availability and limitations, both in the UK and internationally
Principles of photovoltaic modelling
Policy and economics issues, and planning, social and legislative aspects of energy provision from solar
Solar thermal technologies for providing heat and power generation
The course also covers combined heat and power, biomass, heat pumps, solar thermal and district heating.
By the end of the week you’ll be able to systematically analyse solar energy resource availability in relation to demand trends, and to critically appraise using these sources of energy locally or at a distance through grid or storage networks.
Your experienced tutors will introduce you to the wider community of Master’s students working in the field of sustainability, which could open up a world of networking opportunities.