Design of PV and PV Hybrid Systems

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle Level 1
School of Information and Engineering
Subject field
Energy Technology (MÖY)
Group of Subjects
Energy Technology
Disciplinary Domain
Technology, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Energy Technology1
Solar Energy Engineering2
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 27 August 2015.
This syllabus is valid from 24 November 2015.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to

  • select components for PV and hybrid systems for electricity generation
  • describe the main types and concepts of PV and hybrid systems
  • independently size PV and hybrid systems based on basic design procedures and calculations,
  • have a good command of computer programmes for sizing, optimizing, and performing studies of commonly used types of PV- and hybrid systems,
  • critically analyze and evaluate sizing and performance of components and complete PV and hybrid systems,
  • describe environmental and socio-economic aspects of PV and hybrid systems.

Course Content

The course deals with electricity production using photovoltaic modules in off-grid, grid-connected and hybrid systems, which also include other types of electricity generators, especially wind power and diesel generators. The course comprises the sizing and designing of components and complete PV and hybrid systems. The students will use the computer simulation and design programmes PVsyst and Homer. The final segment of the course will cover system analysis and evaluations. Project planning will also be covered in portions of the course.


Written exam 3 credits. Written assignments 4.5 credits.

Forms of Study

Lectures, exercises and project work.


The Swedish grades U, 3, 4, 5
Written assignments, U-G


  • Photovoltaics, 7,5 credits Second level
  • Economics of Solar Energy, 2.5 credits, Second level

Other Information

This course replaces MÖ3017.