The coming years will see PV installations on every possible surface and terrain, and hydrogen-based storage solutions will quickly become their essential companions. Making this significant future development a reality depends on the education of skilled and capable engineers who know and understand the practical operation of small and large photovoltaic systems with all their components, and of the production of hydrogen from renewable sources. This program offers learners the chance to develop and practice such skills. They will embark on a comprehensive journey through all aspects of photovoltaic systems and green hydrogen production and utilization. These will include: photovoltaic modules in small systems with battery storage, to large grid-connected PV systems with and without hydrogen-based storage.
Through a novel web-based application, this program creates a virtual environment that simulates real-life laboratory and power plant settings. In this way, learners can acquire “hands-on” experience and will be able to combine theoretical and experimental knowledge of all the components of PV and hydrogen production systems and their design.
The program has been designed by TU Delft’s international experts in photovoltaic energy conversion, technology and systems, and is based on an on-campus laboratory course which has been run successfully for several years.