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BL10A8400SS Solar Economy and Smart Grids, 3 cr 
Code BL10A8400SS  Validity 01.06.2014 -
Name Solar Economy and Smart Grids  Abbreviation Solar Economy a 
Credits3 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Christian Breyer 
Jarmo Partanen 
Olli Pyrhönen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1–2


INT. Summer School

Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Christian Breyer


After having passed this course the student is able to:
- understand the basic processes of solar economy and Smart Grids
- recognize the key properties of global climate challenges, solar economy, electricity market models, wind and solar power technologies, energy storage technologies and smart grid concept
- recognize the most important aspects, chances and challenges of transformation from existing energy systems to sustainable energy systems.


During the course the student will become familiar with the properties and application areas of:
- Climate change
- Solar economy
- Wind power technology
- Solar power technology
- Energy Storage Technologies
- New electricity market
- Demand response
- Smart Grid concept.

Teaching Methods 

- Introductory lectures and exercises 24 h
- Team work and a limited project work 20 h
- Presentations of the results of the team work/ project work 8 h
- Independent work is needed 26 h.
Total workload 78 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Final grade 0 –5, project work/presentation

Course Materials 

Lecture notes and other materials distributed during the course by email.


Previous studies either in electrical engineering, environmental engineering or energy engineering are recommended.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


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