Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries - SOLA5056

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School:  School of the Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite 96 UOC

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course covers many of the technical and non-technical issues reltaing to introducing photovoltaics and renewable energy systems and technology in developing countries. The course will be closely aligned with current national or international programs in developing countries, for example the IEA PVPS Task IX, PV in developing countries.

The course will cover various Recommended Practice Guides developed by industry expert groups in the areas of financing and investment mechanisms, capacity building, implementation models and quality assurance. The course will include a practical components related to design, implementation and maintenance of photovoltaic and renewable energy systems indeveloping countires and case studies thereof.
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