Upon successful completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- apply and discuss various financial performance indicators to evaluate investments in solar energy systems
- describe the importance, advantages and limitations of direct and indirect financial incentives, policy and regulatory measures supporting the implementation of solar energy projects
The course deals with the application of methods of engineering economics in the appraisal /evaluation of solar energy systems and their comparison with other energy options. The effects of different policy, regulatory and other support measures (such as feed-in tariffs, renewable purchase obligation, soft loan, capital subsidy or viability gap funding, investment and production tax credits) on the financial attractiveness of investments in solar energy systems will be examined. Approach(es) towards quantifying the environmental benefits of investments in solar energy systems will also be discussed.
Written exam, 2.5 credits.
Forms of Study
Lectures, exercises and seminars.
The Swedish grades U, 3, 4, 5
- Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, energy, engineering physics) of at least 180 credits and English 6
Replaces MÖ3030Number of examination attempts is limited to five.