Last week the Photovoltaics course took place at ESES. All key concepts of the field of Photovoltaics (PV) were introduced to students, such as solar cells, PV modules, basic PV sizing and simulation, among others.
My name is Mazin AL-Hashimi, I’m 26 years old solar energy engineer, with Electrical Engineering background. I have more than three years work experience with renewable energy mainly solar energy design, installation, management and marketing in the Middle East and California.
The thesis was done in Dalarna University on request of Falu Energu & Vatten, which is responsible for the electricity grid, district heating, district cooling, power generation, urban networks, recycling, and water sanitation in the municipality of Falun.
Today some ESES students have presented their Master Thesis, in front of ESES faculty and students, as well as some online attendants.
Taking advantage of the summer break, some ESES students have started internships in Swedish solar-related companies and other international organizations. This is a great way to get some first hands-on experience in the industry, thus complementing the knowledge gained at the university.
Most of the activities that we carry out every day require the use of one form of energy or another. On average, every person living on planet Earth consumes 2500W  of primary energy (energy resources that have not suffered any transformation). In one year this adds up to 75 million Btu’s (around 79 gigajoules) per person, which is enough energy to drive a modern diesel car around the Earth by the Equator.
Many mornings, we wake up by the light and the warmth of the Sun, our star. Located at the center of the Solar System, it provides the necessary energy to enable life in the biosphere. Also, it participates in the lifecycle of several renewable resources which are the origin of hydro, wind, marine and geothermal power, and biomass.