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Courses » Solar Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies & Materials

Solar Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies & Materials

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This course is an introductory course on solar photovoltaics materials and devices covering basic physics of materials as well as devices, various solar photovoltaic technologies and their status with a brief discussion of the fabrication aspects of the devices followed by discussion of the pending materials and technologies issues and measurement techniques.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:
None

CORE/ELECTIVE: Core/Elective

UG/PG: UG and PG

PREREQUISITES: Basic physics knowledgel

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Most companies related to solar photovoltaics

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

    

Ashish Garg is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. Details of his research and teaching can be accessed on http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ashishg

COURSE LAYOUT:

Week 1  :  Introduction and Solar radiation fundamentals
Week 2  :   Basic physics of semiconductors
Week 3  : Carrier transport, generation and recombination in semiconductors
Week 4  :  Semiconductor junctions
Week 5  :  Essential characteristics of solar photovoltaic devices
Week 6  :  First Generation Solar Cells
Week 7  :  Second Generation Solar Cells
Week 8  :  Third Generation Solar Cells

SUGGESTED READING MATERIALS:

•    • Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering. Eds. A. Luque and S. Hegedus, Wiley• The Physics of Solar Cells, Jenny Nelson, Imperial College Press• Thin Films Solar Cells, K.L. Chopra, McGraw Hill• Physics of Solar Cells: From Basic Principles to Advanced Concepts by Peter Wurfel• Photovolatics Materials by R.H. Bube
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CERTIFICATION EXAM :
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: March 31 2019 (Sunday)  Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 6 out of 8 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IITKanpur.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.