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PRGR603 Solar Radiation and Energy Conversion

[2 cr.]

Solar Radiation: Components, Geometry of Earth and Sun, angle between collector and sun beam, Effect of Earth’s atmosphere, Measurements of solar radiation. The course provides a comprehensive analysis of solar thermal energy collection and utilization with an emphasis on the design, sizing and selection of solar thermal technologies such as: solar thermal power plants, solar water heaters, solar concentrators, solar ponds, and solar updraft towers.