Solar Energy Technologies And Materials





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1. Introduction to the course. 2. Solar Spectrum. 3. Available solar energy technologies.4. Solar Thermal Energy Conversion. a. Fundamentals. b. Materials and Technologies. c. Applications. d. Present status. 5. Photovoltaic Devices and their fundamentals. 6. Solar Electricity Conversion or Solar Photo voltaics. a. Technologies b. Materials, devices and issues, 1. First generation technologies Si based. u. Second generation technologies (low cost) thin films (a Si, CdTe, CIGS); solar concentrators. Third generation (high efficiency and low cost) Organic solar cells, multi junction, quantum dots c. Device Characterization d. Comparative Performance 7. PV Processing with emphasis on migration from solar cells to modules to systems8. Present status and Future outlook.





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