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Lahore University of Management Sciences

EE555 – Renewable Energy Systems
Fall 2014-2015

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Hassan Abbas Khan
9-347A (New wing )
Wednesday 3.30 - 5.30 PM, Thursday 3.30 PM – 5.30 PM

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EE grad, EE seniors, SBASSE grad



75 minutes

This course would review the renewable sources and their need in world energy scenario. Energy harvesting through wind and PV would be
focused in this course. This course will encapsulate PV systems in detail from design of a solar cell to standalone and grid tied PV systems.
Costing of renewable and hybrid systems will also be focused in this course. The course also includes a research project in which students
would be required to do a detailed literature survey and/or analysis of a known finding. Profiling of PV cells, modeling of systems and
presentation of a potential PV application or detailed review of some applications in Pakistan scenario is also acceptable. Original research is
encouraged however a simulation based known result would also be acceptable.


Devices and Electronics (EE-340)

The objectives of this course will be to introduce students to

Why is there a need of renewables worldwide and in Pakistan scenario
Basic understanding of wind power system
Detailed understanding of PV cells and technologies
In depth analysis on PV systems and applications
Costing of renewable systems

Comprehensive understanding of fundamentals of PV cells and systems.Lahore University of Management Sciences Learning Outcomes Understanding of technologies available in renewables. Understanding of Economics of renewable and hybrid systems. review of renewable energy technologies and place of PV in context of Pakistan and its importance. 2 (2 weeks) 3 (2 weeks) 4 (3 weeks) 5 (1 weeks) Recommended Readings Ch 1 (Solanki). research papers Ch 2. 4 (Solanki) . • • • Grading Breakup and Policy Assignment(s) and Quiz(s): 20 % Midterm Examination: 30 % Project: 10 % Final Examination: 40% Examination Detail Midterm Exam Yes Duration: 90 mins Preferred Date: Midterm week (Combined) Exam Specifications: close book/close notes Final Exam Yes Duration: 3 hrs Exam Specifications: close book/close notes COURSE OVERVIEW Module Topics 1 (1 week) World energy scenario and place of renewable for energy generation. Lec slides Wind Energy • Classification of wind turbines • Types of rotors • Energy extraction from wind • Wind power systems Fundamentals of semiconductors • Semiconductors as materials for solar cells • Carrier concentration and distribution • generation-recombination processes • Continuity Equations • PN diodes: introduction to solar cells CH 4. thin films and other promising solar cells • GaAs-based tandem cells • Amorphous Si based thin films Ch 8 (Solanki). 5. 6 (Makund) Design of solar cells • Upper limits of cell parameters • Losses in solar cells • Design of parameters for a high efficiency solar cell Ch 5 (Solanki) Heterojunction. 3.

Masters (Wiley) Ch 13 (Makund) . 1999 (CRC press) Reference books: ‘Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems’ by Gilbert M. Solar Photovoltaics: Fundamental. batteries. systems and applications • Stand-alone system • Mppt. R. 2009 (Prentice Hall) 2. technologies and applications nd SOLANKI. inversion Grid Connected PV systems and hybrid systems Ch 12-1 4 (Solanki) Costing: payback period.Lahore University of Management Sciences • • 6 (3 weeks) 7 (1 weeks) 8 (1 week) CIGS and CdTe based cells Emerging cells PV modules. Wind and Solar Power Systems.P Makund. case study etc. CHETAN SINGH: 2 ed. Handouts Textbooks: 1. life cycle cost.