Photovoltaic Energy: Materials & Applications

Semester: 
Fall
Offered: 
2021

Main topics:

  • Physical principles of photovoltaic (PV) solar-to-electricity conversion
  • Traditional (wafer-based) and emerging (thin-film) PV technologies
  • Novel solar cell concepts as photonics for light-trapping and quantum-structured semiconductors
  • Electrical storage in batteries and (super)capacitors
  • Practical group projects on characterization and computational simulation of solar cells, as well as dimensioning of PV + storage systems.