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Legendas: Inglês, Hindi

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Solar SystemsSolar EnergySolar TechnologySolar Cell Manufacturing
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Horas para completar

Aprox. 16 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week...
Idiomas disponíveis

Inglês

Legendas: Inglês, Hindi

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
Horas para completar
6 minutos para concluir

Introduction

In this introduction module I would like to introduce you to the course its content and teaching style. I hope you will enjoy the way we have designed the course....
Reading
1 leitura
Reading1 leituras
Welcome to Introduction to Solar Cells6min
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

History of solar cells

The first topic in an introduction course on solar cells is naturally a historical overview. In this module you will briefly get introduced to the history and early development of solar cells. We will also start to do some calculations of efficiency and energy output of solar cells....
Reading
2 videos (Total 5 min), 5 leituras, 5 testes
Video2 videos
Space applications for solar cells2min
Reading5 leituras
Solar cell history6min
Invention of the modern solar cell5min
Space applications6min
Solar cells for planetary exploration4min
Additional resources3min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
History of solar cells8min
Solar constants8min
Deep space8min
History15min
Space15min
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Why solar energy

The most important question one can ask must be: "Why is solar energy is an important topic and why should we develop solar energy?". This module does not claim to answer that question fully, but we will summarize the strong case for renewable energy....
Reading
3 videos (Total 16 min), 5 leituras, 4 testes
Video3 videos
Why do we need solar energy?6min
Sunlight at Earth5min
Reading5 leituras
Energy sources4min
Available energy5min
Sunlight at Earth5min
Area need5min
Additional resources3min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Direct radiation at Earth8min
Can solar cells cover our needs?5min
Energy sources15min
Sunlight at Earth15min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Power from solar cells

How much power can a solar cell produce and how can we measure it? This question is the starting point for this module and we will go through the terminology, talk about light sources, and even measure a solar cell ourselves....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 4 leituras, 4 testes
Video5 videos
Power from a solar cell6min
The IV curve5min
Measuring an IV curve2min
Light sources8min
Reading4 leituras
Power from a solar cell10min
Measuring power using an electronic load5min
Taking the sun inside7min
Additional resources3min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Measure maximum power output8min
Power from a solar cell5min
Power from a solar cell15min
Light15min
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

Modelling a solar cell

In this module we will introduce an equivalent circuit of a solar cell and use it to explain key concepts including short circuit current, open circuit voltage, parasitic resistances, and more. We will also talk about connected solar cells, and their behavior in shaded conditions....
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 5 leituras, 4 testes
Video2 videos
Series and parallel connections4min
Reading5 leituras
Modelling a solar cell8min
Parasitic resistances8min
Series and parallel connections6min
Shadow effects7min
Additional resources3min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Solar cell modelling4min
Solar cell connections4min
Equivalent circuit15min
Connected solar cells15min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

How do solar cells work

In this module we will attack the topic: How do solar cells work? This module will be more theory heavy than other parts of the course, but don't worry. We will focus on the key concepts that are necessary to understand how solar cells work, and skip the math....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 6 leituras, 6 testes
Video3 videos
Semiconductors4min
The pn-junction5min
Reading6 leituras
How do solar cells work4min
Semiconductors8min
Light interaction5min
Conductivity and doping9min
The p-n junction6min
Additional resources3min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Color response8min
Semiconductors4min
Photon energy4min
Doping4min
Semiconductors and doping15min
How do solar cells work15min
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

Efficiency of solar cells

With a knowledge of the working principles of solar cells, we are now ready to apply this knowledge to understand why there are limits to the efficiency of solar cells. We will also briefly look into loss mechanisms that limit the practical efficiency....
Reading
2 videos (Total 15 min), 4 leituras, 4 testes
Video2 videos
Reflection and absorption6min
Reading4 leituras
Theoretical solar cell efficiency8min
Tandem and multi-junction solar cells7min
Reflection and absorption8min
Additional resources3min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Efficiency4min
Theoretical efficiency4min
Efficiency15min
Losses15min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

Silicon solar cells

Silicon solar cells are by far the most prevalent solar cell technology. In this module we will talk about why silicon is so abundant. We will also learn how silicon solar cells are made, what differentiates multi and monocrystalline silicon, and much more....
Reading
5 videos (Total 24 min), 7 leituras, 4 testes
Video5 videos
How do silicon solar cells work4min
How are silicon solar cells made?6min
How are silicon solar cells fabricated6min
Summary3min
Reading7 leituras
Crystalline silicon solar cells4min
How do silicon solar cells work6min
Production of silicon solar cells3min
From sand to high quality silicon7min
Production of standard silicon solar cells5min
Summary3min
Additional resources3min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Working principles of silicon solar cells6min
Production4min
Silicon solar cells15min
Fabrication15min
Horas para completar
1 hora para concluir

Thin film solar cells

Moving beyond silicon solar cells, the next important development is thin film solar cells. In thin film solar cells, we see a potential solution to the major problem associated with silicon solar cells: namely energy payback time....
Reading
4 videos (Total 17 min), 5 leituras, 5 testes
Video4 videos
Thin film technologies7min
Thin film solar cell production4min
Summary1min
Reading5 leituras
Thin film solar cells5min
Working principle of CIGS solar cells6min
Production of CIGS solar cells6min
Summary6min
Additional resources3min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Thin film4min
Working principle2min
Production4min
Thin film solar cells15min
Energy production15min
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por APDec 12th 2017

Very concise and to the point. Stable and calm teaching. Was my first foray into renewable energy and absolutely loved it. The course instructor was brilliant and had a stable command over the topic.

por CCApr 16th 2018

I have B.Sc and M.Sc in mechanical engineering and I will say that I'm really happy with taking this course.\n\nAs its name, the course provides a great introduction to solar cell technology.

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Morten Vesterager Madsen

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DTU Energy

Sobre Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

DTU focuses on research in technical and natural sciences that contributes to the development of society. As an industrially orientated university, our goal is to supply high-level international research based on combining theory with constructing models and empirical methods....

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