in scientific cooperation with

Fraunhofer ISE

Module Overview

Decentralized electricity generation and fluctuating availability pose a challenge on grid stability. This module provides comprehensive understanding of interaction between PV systems and the power grid. It is about control aspects of PV Systems and the integration of a huge amount of PV energy in the electricity grid. Furthermore, this module gives a wide overview on smart grids and renewable energy systems. Starting with basic issues of energy and efficiency, grid technology will be discussed to balance complex systems with available storage components.

Module Content

Selected Semiconductor Devices - Seminar

The devices introduced in this seminar are not only used in photovoltaics but usually have applications in nearly all fields of electronics. Additionally, devices complementary to solar cells, such as light emitting diodes are covered.

Grid Integration and Control of PV Systems

This course gives an overview on interactions between PV systems and the power grid. The high share of renewable energies and the decentralized generation and consumption of electricity requires new control strategies.

Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids

This course gives a wide overview on smart grid energy systems. Starting with basic issues around energy and efficiency, grid technology will be discussed to balance complex systems with available storage components.

Technologies for Renewable Energy Conversion - Seminar

This seminar focuses on the integration of different renewable energy systems into the electricity grid and the optimization of the combination of different renewable energy conversion techniques with respect to power demand satisfaction, operating security and safety and economic issues.

Module features

  • PV System and Grid interaction
  • Starting date: mid-October each year
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Credits: 10 ECTS (~ 8-10 hours workload per week)
  • Prerequisites:

    • Bachelor in Engineering, Physics or any related field
    • Knowledge in electrical engineering and power electronics

  • Application deadline: October 1st each year
  • Course fee: 2500 € (discounts for students upon request)