ESES students spend a considerable part of their time in the laboratories in order to experiment and understand the practical side of the theory learned in the class. This is particularly important when studying photovoltaic or solar thermal systems, as well as passive solar concepts. Students learn how to mount systems, use tools and equipment, as well as perform tests according to current standards.
Many of our over 200 alumni are active as engineers and managers in the global solar energy industry. Some have started their own solar businesses; others are researchers and teachers at universities. Several graduates have successfully continued their education with PhD studies.
During the spring semester a 15 credit (~2.5 months) or a 30 credit (4-5 months) thesis project is carried out by students who choose the one year program. Two year program student's carry out during their last semester a 30 credit master thesis project.
The European Solar Engineering School at Dalarna University offers students the choice of studying a one-year or a two-year Master’s Programme in Solar Energy Engineering.
The European Solar Engineering School is based in Borlänge, Sweden, and it is part of Dalarna University. The school has taught Solar Energy Engineering for over 15 years (since 1999) in the form of a one year Master Program of 60 ECTS credits. The program covers topics aimed at engineers who want to learn about Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal and Passive Solar topics, among others.