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Solar Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies & Materials

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via NPTEL

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Overview

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. 

Syllabus

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 

Taught by

Prof. Ashish Garg

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