First official intake of the two year ESES program which is offered in parallel with the one year Master program. In total 30 program and 10 exchange students start with the autumn courses. 15 students are fee paying.
The Swedish Educational Board grants DU/ESES to examine a two year Master degree in Solar Energy Engineering.
A two year ESES Master program is designed and an application for examination rights was submitted.
ESES and SERC were honoured by the visit of the reigning King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
Agreement with CIEMAT Plataforma Solar de Almería for internship and thesis work of ESES students.
Intensified collaboration with a number of European Partner Universities including teacher exchange and thesis projects.
Swedish government introduces tuition fees for non-EU students. More Europeans students join the program, 3 fee paying students.
SERC and ESES move to the main building with new solar lab facilities and a façade integrated solar heating system.
Almost 1000 applications for the ESES program.
Partner agreement with KTH allowing their SEE students to study four ESES courses in semi-distance.
Second participation in the”Frisian Solar Challenge” in the Netherlands. 6th place in the open category.
Start of the Linnaeus-Palme collaboration with Surabaya University, Indonesia. From 2010 teacher exchange.
First guest lecture of an ESES Alumni and first distance course offered.
The PV lab on the roof the DU’s main building was revitalized by ESES Master students, including the installation of a wind turbine to enable the study of PV-wind hybrid systems.
First participation in the solar boat race ”Frisian Solar Challenge” in the Netherlands.
ESES Alumni network was formed: “ESES Collective”, Some ESES students and teachers participate in the NorthSun conference in Vilnius, Lithuania.
From 2005 until 2008: More PV systems related contents are added to the program.
From 2001 until 2006: Constantly increasing number of students. In the later years about 20-25 students including 3-5 exchange students.
Eight program students.
Collaboration with IIT New Delhi was initiated, Since then Prof. Tara Kandpal is teaching in the ESES program as a guest professor
The first ESES program started in form of a one year program Master program in Solar Energy Engineering. The program contained four 7.5 cr courses and a 30 cr thesis. Five students from Sweden, France, China and Jamaica joined the program. Renowned national and international solar energy experts joined the teaching of the courses.
A 3kW grid connected PV system was installed on the roof of DU, Sweden's largest grid-connected PV system at that time.
Selected courses in solar energy engineering are offered.
The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) at Dalarna University was founded.