Solar energy

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Energy galore
The amount of solar energy that falls on the Earth’s land areas over one year is almost 2000 times greater than the entire world’s energy demand. Given the global climate problem, using this potential in the best possible way seems self-evident.

Photovoltaics

The advantages of converting light into electricity directly are well known: solar power contributes to protecting the environment, reduces the cost of electricity transmission and provides an independent and affordable energy supply.

ET 250
     
ET 250.01
     
ET 250.02
Solar Module Measurements                                                                    Photovoltaic in grid-connected operation                             Stand alone operation of photovoltaic modules     
Determining the characteristic parameters of a photovoltaic system                                            Expansion module for ET 250 with components for feeding solar power into a public grid                  Expansion module for ET 250 with components for independent use of electricity from solar panels    
         
ET 252
 
ET 255
 
Solar Cell Measurements                                         Using photovoltaics: grid-connected or stand-alone
Investigation of the properties of solar cells; objective measurements by extensive temperature control of solar cells                      Electrical components of a real life photovoltaic system                                                                                                           
         
Solar Thermal Energy

Solar thermal energy is defined as using solar power to provide heat. The heat can be used for heating in the home and for heating domestic water, as well as for process heat in industry and for steam generation in power stations and even for cooling.

ET 202
     
HL 313
     
HL 320.03
Principles of solar thermal energy                                                        Domestic water heating with flat collector                    Flat Plate Collector                                            
Determining characteristic parameters of a solar thermal system using an artificial radiation source      Demonstration of the conversion of the sun’s radiation energy into heat and the storing of that heat                solar thermal flat plate collector for the HL 320 module system                               
         
HL 320.04
 
HL 320.05
 
WL 377
Solar Cell Measurements                                        Central Storage Module with Controller  Convection and radiation                                         
highly efficient collector for the HL 320 module system               Heat storage for integration into the HL 320 module system Heat transfer by convection and radiation in gases