Solar Energy Technology (ENE308) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Solar Energy Technology ENE308 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ENE 203
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Cihan TURHAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To give necessary knowledge to the students on solar energy and its applications. The aim of the course is to help the development of the national industry. To help the development of the engineering skills of the students.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To give the theory and practice about Solar Energy to students.
  • Learning the usage of the methods for research, design and development in the analysis of the energy transformation at applications of solar energy.
Course Content Introduction to solar energy conversions, fundamentals of solar radiation, methods of solar collection and thermal conversion, solar heating systems, solar thermal power, capturing solar energy through biomass.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Fundamental Concepts and Solar Radiation Chapter 1
2 Solar Energy and Available Solar Radiation Chapter 2
3 Selected Heat Transfer Topics Chapter 3
4 Solar Angles and Extraterrestial Solar Radiation Chapter 4
5 Calculation of solar radiation on horizontal and tilted surfaces. Chapter 4
6 Atmospheric Solar Radiation Chapter 5
7 Transmission of solar radiation through glass and plastics. Chapter 6
8 Flat-Plate Collectors Chapter 6
9 Concentrating Collectors Chapter 7
10 Midterm Exam
11 Thermal Energy storage and Power generation using thermal energy Chapter 8
12 Solar Energy Applications Chapter 9
13 Solar Energy Applications Chapter 9
14 Solar Cells and direct conversion of solar energy into electrical energy Chapter 10
15 Solar Cells and direct conversion of solar energy into electrical energy, Design of PV systems Chapter 11
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. J. Duffie and W. Beckman, Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006
Other Sources 2. R.C. Neville, Solar Energy Conversion-The Solar Cell, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 1995

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 6 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 10 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Laboratory 6 2 12
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 132