Introduction to Solar Energy

Course Description
It provides a brief description of the sources of renewable energy with a focus on solar energy. The emphasis is on practical applications.
It includes a review of the available heating, cooling, and electricity generation systems with basic calculations. In the practical part, the participants will visit the lab and will be introduced to actual solar systems.
Course Objectives
This course aims to:

  • Introduce renewable energy as a valid source of energy.
  • Review the variety of applied solar systems.
  • Form an understanding of the actual requirements of solar systems.

Course Outcomes
At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Be aware of the existing sources of renewable energy.
  • Recognise the variety and different types of systems.
  • Identify the main components of a basic solar energy.

Who should Attend?
This course is suited for

  • Engineers.
  • People interested in renewable energy applications with some background in physics.

Training Strategies

The following training strategies will be adopted for this course:

  • PowerPoint presentations and whiteboard delivery.
  •  Group questions and class discussions.
  • Hands-on check on components and system layout in the lab.

Delivery Plan

  • Introduction, solar energy source, and seasonal.
  • Solar energy for electricity generation.
  • Solar energy for heating and cooling applications.

Starts July, 09, 2023 Ends July, 11, 2023
Hours per Day: 1.5
Number of Days: 3
Total no. of Hours: 4.5 hrs
Afternoon from 4:30 p.m till 6:00. p.m
Trainer Biography
Soorkeu A. Atrooshi is an Assistant Professor and holdsa Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Over years of teaching and research, he has developed a deep passion for renewable energy.  His largest contribution has been his local and international publications on Solar Chimney Power Plants. He also has publications in heat exchangers, solar air-conditioning, refrigeration systems, and multistage flash evaporation.