Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies

MOOC
Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies
Language
English
Duration
3 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies
What will you learn?
Design concepts and fabrication processes of various photovoltaic technologies,
In-depth knowledge on the entire crystalline silicon solar cell landscape including, Market-leading polycrystalline based cells
High efficiency/cutting edge monocrystalline based solar cells
Application of thin film solar cells, like CIGS, CdTe, thin-film silicon, Perovskites,
Concentrated PV and space applications for III/V semiconductor based solar cells.
Audit learners can develop their skills and knowledge in relation to the above learning objectives by having access to the video lectures, a limited number of practice exercises and discussion forum. Verified learners are offered a number of study tools to demonstrate they have mastered the learning objectives. They will have access to all exercises: practice, graded and exam questions.
About the course

The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market. You will gain in-depth knowledge about crystalline silicon based solar cells (90% market share) as well as other emerging technologies including CdTe, CIGS and Perovskites. This courseprovides answers to the questions: How are solar cells made from raw materials? Which technologies have the potential to be the major players for different applications in the future?

This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems.

Program
Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies
Explore the main PV technologies in the current market, to gain in-depth knowledge on the design and processing methods of solar cells.
Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies
Explore the main PV technologies in the current market, to gain in-depth knowledge on the design and processing methods of solar cells.
Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies
Explore the main PV technologies in the current market, to gain in-depth knowledge on the design and processing methods of solar cells.
Lecturers
Arno Smets
Arno Smets
Professor, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Delft University of Technology
Miro Zeman
Miro Zeman
Head of the Electrical Sustainable Energy department TU Delft
René van Swaaij
René van Swaaij
Associate Professor, Photovoltaics Material and Devices TU Delft
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