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Solar energy in food chain (2 cr)

Code: 9A00CN03-3003

General information


22.11.2021 - 20.02.2022


01.03.2022 - 21.03.2022


2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Teaching languages

  • Finnish

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor of Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Enterprises
  • Open University of Applied Sciences


  • Juha Tiainen


After the course, the student can…
• assess solar energy production as part of energy demand and consumption
• utilize the knowledge for developing the energy needs of companies and organizations
• Recognise the possibilites and limits of using solar energy in working life
• Understand the steps involved in installing solar energy


Introduction, objectives and practices, assignment
Solar energy potential and seasonal variation
Solar energy production and technologies
Solar energy business and feasibility calculations
Case studies and energy production subsidies

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

The assingments is a partly missing the real subject
The subject is schematic.
The work is unstructured and the boundaries are unclear
The results to be achieved are unclear.
There are development goals set for project work, but they remain loose and unsubstantiated

Assessment criteria, good (3)

The assignment is useful and well-grounded for working life.
The assignment handle current issues, but it is common in the field
The work is based on knowledge and its limits are clear.
The results of the assignments are aimed at practical value and the purpose of the work is to bring a new perspective to the topic.
The role of the working life is taken into account.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

The work is useful for practical activities and relevant for the working life and its development.
The work is relevant, new, creative, and demanding.
The limits are clear.
The results of the assignment aim to add value and the aim of the work is to bring a new innovative perspective to the topic.
The purpose and objectives of the work are well justified from the viewpoint of working life and knowledge base. The results of the work will be applied to the development of the circular economy