Free Online Course on Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies

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The Delft University of Technology is offering free online course on Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies. This course requires bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering and/or the successful completion of PV1x (or firm grasp of its content).

In this eleven week course, applicants will explore the main PV technologies in the current market. Get in-depth knowledge on the design and processing methods of solar cells. This course will start on September 5, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 11 weeks
Effort: 10 hours pw
Subject: Engineering
Institution: Delft University of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $250
Session: Course Starts on September 5, 2017

Providers’ Details

Delft University of Technology is the largest and oldest technological university in the Netherlands. Our research is inspired by the desire to increase fundamental understanding, as well as by societal challenges.

About This Course

The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market.

Why Take This Course?

This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design concepts and fabrication processes of various photovoltaic technologies
  • In-depth knowledge on the entire crystalline silicon solar cell landscape including:
  1. Market-leading polycrystalline based cells
  2. High efficiency/cutting edge monocrystalline based solar cells
  • Technologies of thin film solar cells, like CIGS, CdTe, thin-film silicon, Perovskites
  • III/V semiconductor based solar cells for concentrated PV and space applications

Instructors

Arno Smets

Dr. Arno H.M. Smets is Professor in Solar Energy in the Photovoltaics Material and Devices group at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology.

Miro Zeman

Professor Miro Zeman is the head of the Electrical Sustainable Energy department at the TU Delft faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.

Rene van Swaaij

Dr. Rene van Swaaij is associate professor in the Photovoltaic’s Material and Devices group at the TU Delft faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. He is the programme director of the master programme Sustainable Energy Technology.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering and/or the successful completion of PV1x (or firm grasp of its content).

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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