Academic Catalog

MECH478 INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION

Course Code: 3650478
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ERAY UZGREN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3650311
The course set above should be completed before taking MECH478 INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION .

Course Content

Nature of solar radiation. Calculation and measurement of insolation on horizontal and tilted planes. Transmission of solar radiation through glass and plastics. Flat-plate collector theory and performance of concentrating type collectors. Heat storage, use of solar energy for power production. Miscellaneous uses such as distillation, cooking, cooling. Laboratory practice on solar radiation.