ECE 414A/514A 

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems

Raymond K. Kostuk

Class Syllabus:   Syl-2015.pdf    ** Latest Addition:  1/27/14

 Instructor: Raymond K. Kostuk;

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Class Hours: MWF 4:00-4:50; Room: Harvill 318

Office: ECE 556E; Office Hours: 4-5PM Tuesdays; 11-12 Fridays

Phone: 621-6172 e-mail:

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TA Office Hours: 12-1PM Tuesdays; 11-12 Thursdays


Class Grading: ( graduate students will have more problems on homework and exams and will be graded separately from undergraduate students)

Notice: HWK-Lab Grading Policy.pdf

Undergraduates: Midterm: 20%; HWK: 25%; Design Prob: 10%; Lab: 10%; Final 35%

Graduate Students: Midterm: 20%; HWK: 15%; Design Prob: 10%; Paper 10%; Lab: 10%; Final 35%

Tucson Global Irradiation Data: Global-Irrad.pdf

Reference Book: A. Luque and S. Hegedus``Hanbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering,'' Wiley, ISBN 0-47-49196-9

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