Lecture: 5.04.301 Photovoltaics - Details

Lecture: 5.04.301 Photovoltaics - Details

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Course name Lecture: 5.04.301 Photovoltaics
Course number 5.04.301
Semester SoSe2017
Current number of participants 16
expected number of participants 30
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Tuesday, 04.04.2017 14:00 - 16:00, Room: W03 2-240
Performance record Vortrag; Hausarbeit
Lehrsprache englisch
Info-Link http://www.ppre.de
ECTS points 3

Rooms and times

W03 2-240
Tuesday: 14:00 - 16:00, weekly (14x)
W04 1-172
Monday, 26.06.2017 14:00 - 16:00
W03 1-156
Tuesday, 08.08.2017 14:00 - 16:30

Fields of study

Module assignments


The course covers the basic physics of solar cells as well as their commercial application. The photovoltaic energy conversion as well as the loss mechanisms in solar cells will be discussed on the basis of thermodynamics, semiconductor and solid-state physics. The students will learn to assess different kinds of PV technologies as well as the potential of photovoltaics for world’s energy supply.

Contents: solar spectrum, energy and power density, principles of solid state and semiconductor physics, absorption and emission of light in semiconductors, generation and recombination in equilibrium and nonequilibrium, charge transport, quasi-Fermi levels, electrostatics of the pn-junction, majority and minority carrier, characterization, current-voltage characteristic, strategies to optimize the solar cell efficiency, technology overview, crystalline silicon solar cells, amorphous silicon, CdTe, CIGS, concentrator cells, modules

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