Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


- Calculate annual power generation of wind and solar PV power plants and their capacity factors.
- Dimension a theoretical wind turbine blade and how to determine optimal operation point.

- Understand the main power control methods of wind and solar power plants and know the main wind generator types used.

- Know how to draw the U-I and U-P characterictics of solar PV panels, and determine the maximum power point.

- Know how to connect resistive load and a battery to a solar panel.

- Know how to determine the COP and power requirement of a compression-based one and two stage heat pumps.

- Know how to use ln(p)-h diagrams in analysing heat pumps.

- Know how to carry out economical feasibility analysis of wind and solar PV power plants.

- Know how to calculate NPV and LCoE and understant their differences.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 17.06.2024 - 30.08.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mika Järvinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


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Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Only FITECH students can register to this course. Number of seats: 20. Registration for the course through the FITECH network university.