Welcome to Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS)


Photovoltaic is one of the most dynamically growing energy technologies in the world today. In recent years, PV has been one of the main contributors for new energy generation capacity installed, reaching a worldwide capacity of about 180 GW by the end of 2014. This fast pace of growth is expected to continue in the coming years.

The objective of this course is to give an understanding of the operation, design and control of Photovoltaic Power Systems, and to provide insight into some of the key challenges for higher penetration of photovoltaic energy into the electricity network.

The target audience are PhD students and practicing engineers but also researchers who aim to receive a comprehensive overview of modern photovoltaic systems.

The course is structured in four days, covering topics from PV panels through power electronics and their control to PV plant design and grid integration challenges. The mornings are dedicated to lectures, while the afternoons are spent with exercises.

Prerequisites: A degree in electrical engineering or control engineering and Matlab/Simulink knowledge is strongly recommended. The course language is English.

Organizer: Associate Professor Dezso Sera, des@et.aau.dk
Lecturers: Associate Professor Dezso Sera, Associate professor Tamas Kerekes, Associate Professor Laszlo mathe, Postdoc Sergiu Spataru

ECTS: 4.0

Time: 18-21 October 2016

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg East

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 27 September 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.