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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Solar Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies & Materials

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course is an introductory course on solar photovoltaics materials and devices covering fundamentals of operation of solar cells, physics of semiconducting materials, P-N junction device characteristics in dark andlight. We will also discuss various solar photovoltaic technologies and their status with a brief discussion of the fabrication aspects of the devices. The course will also discuss the materials and technologies issues as well as device measurement techniques.INTENDED AUDIENCE : NILLPREREQUISITES : Basic Physics knowledgeINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Most companies related to solar photovoltaics


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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