Advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, which deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are presented.

Students learn about renewable energy sources, namely the direct conversion of (solar) radiation into electricity using solar cells. Students understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion and learn about the advantages and limitations of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology and thin film solar cell technologies. Students understand the specifications of solar modules and know how to design a complete solar system for a particular application.

Creative Commons License
Solar Cells by TU Delft OpenCourseWare is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/solar-cells/.
Back to top

Help us improve TU Delft OpenCourseWare

Help us to get to know you and your ideas on how to improve the OCW website. If you take 5 minutes and fill out our survey, you would be very helpful.

Open Survey