Course information

Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. A.H.M. Smets    A.H.M.Smets@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
2/0/0/0
Education Period
1
Start Education
1
Exam Period
1
2
Course Language
English
Course Contents
Solar cells are presented as advanced semiconductor devices that deliver electricity directly from sunlight. The emphasis is on understanding working of a solar cell, fabrication of solar cells, PV module construction and design of a PV system.
Study Goals
After completion of the course, the students are ablo to:

a) explain the physical working principles of PV conversion in solar cells
b) recognize and describe the various solar cell technologies, their current status and future technoligcal challenges
c) analyse the performance of solar cells and modules
d) design on paper a complete photovoltaic system for any particular application
Education Method
Lectures on EdX platform, flipped classroom concept/contact hours are focused on instructions
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture notes and homework: weekly exercises provided through EdX platform.
The book 'Solar Energy, basics, technology and systems' is free to download through the EdX site. www.edx.org (DelftX, Solar Energy)
Assessment
Written test (examination)
Remarks
Coordinator: Arno Smets
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