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How do solar cells work, why do we need, and how can we measure their efficiency? These are just some of the questions Introduction to solar cells tackles. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in solar, “Introduction to Solar Cells” is an excellent starting point. The course is a tour through the fundamental disciplines including solar cell history, why we need solar energy, how solar cells produce power, and how they work. During the course we cover mono- and multi-crystalline solar cells, thin film solar cells, and new emerging technologies. The course includes hands-on exercises using virtual instruments, interviews with field experts, and a comprehensive collection of material on solar cells. At the end of the course you will have gained a fundamental understanding of the field. This will allow you to identify the most interesting or relevant aspects to be pursued in your future studies or in your professional career....
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完成时间为 6 分钟

Introduction

In this introduction module I would like to introduce you to the course its content and teaching style. I hope you will enjoy the way we have designed the course....
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Welcome to Introduction to Solar Cells6分钟
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完成时间为 1 小时

History of solar cells

The first topic in an introduction course on solar cells is naturally a historical overview. In this module you will briefly get introduced to the history and early development of solar cells. We will also start to do some calculations of efficiency and energy output of solar cells....
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2 个视频(共 5 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
Video2 个视频
Space applications for solar cells2分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Solar cell history6分钟
Invention of the modern solar cell5分钟
Space applications6分钟
Solar cells for planetary exploration4分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz5 个练习
History of solar cells8分钟
Solar constants8分钟
Deep space8分钟
History15分钟
Space15分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Why solar energy

The most important question one can ask must be: "Why is solar energy is an important topic and why should we develop solar energy?". This module does not claim to answer that question fully, but we will summarize the strong case for renewable energy....
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3 个视频(共 16 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video3 个视频
Why do we need solar energy?6分钟
Sunlight at Earth5分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Energy sources4分钟
Available energy5分钟
Sunlight at Earth5分钟
Area need5分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Direct radiation at Earth8分钟
Can solar cells cover our needs?5分钟
Energy sources15分钟
Sunlight at Earth15分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Power from solar cells

How much power can a solar cell produce and how can we measure it? This question is the starting point for this module and we will go through the terminology, talk about light sources, and even measure a solar cell ourselves....
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5 个视频(共 24 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video5 个视频
Power from a solar cell6分钟
The IV curve5分钟
Measuring an IV curve2分钟
Light sources8分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Power from a solar cell10分钟
Measuring power using an electronic load5分钟
Taking the sun inside7分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Measure maximum power output8分钟
Power from a solar cell5分钟
Power from a solar cell15分钟
Light15分钟
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完成时间为 1 小时

Modelling a solar cell

In this module we will introduce an equivalent circuit of a solar cell and use it to explain key concepts including short circuit current, open circuit voltage, parasitic resistances, and more. We will also talk about connected solar cells, and their behavior in shaded conditions....
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2 个视频(共 8 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
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Series and parallel connections4分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Modelling a solar cell8分钟
Parasitic resistances8分钟
Series and parallel connections6分钟
Shadow effects7分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Solar cell modelling4分钟
Solar cell connections4分钟
Equivalent circuit15分钟
Connected solar cells15分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

How do solar cells work

In this module we will attack the topic: How do solar cells work? This module will be more theory heavy than other parts of the course, but don't worry. We will focus on the key concepts that are necessary to understand how solar cells work, and skip the math....
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3 个视频(共 12 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 6 个测验
Video3 个视频
Semiconductors4分钟
The pn-junction5分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
How do solar cells work4分钟
Semiconductors8分钟
Light interaction5分钟
Conductivity and doping9分钟
The p-n junction6分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz6 个练习
Color response8分钟
Semiconductors4分钟
Photon energy4分钟
Doping4分钟
Semiconductors and doping15分钟
How do solar cells work15分钟
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完成时间为 1 小时

Efficiency of solar cells

With a knowledge of the working principles of solar cells, we are now ready to apply this knowledge to understand why there are limits to the efficiency of solar cells. We will also briefly look into loss mechanisms that limit the practical efficiency....
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2 个视频(共 15 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video2 个视频
Reflection and absorption6分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Theoretical solar cell efficiency8分钟
Tandem and multi-junction solar cells7分钟
Reflection and absorption8分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Efficiency4分钟
Theoretical efficiency4分钟
Efficiency15分钟
Losses15分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Silicon solar cells

Silicon solar cells are by far the most prevalent solar cell technology. In this module we will talk about why silicon is so abundant. We will also learn how silicon solar cells are made, what differentiates multi and monocrystalline silicon, and much more....
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5 个视频(共 24 分钟), 7 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video5 个视频
How do silicon solar cells work4分钟
How are silicon solar cells made?6分钟
How are silicon solar cells fabricated6分钟
Summary3分钟
Reading7 个阅读材料
Crystalline silicon solar cells4分钟
How do silicon solar cells work6分钟
Production of silicon solar cells3分钟
From sand to high quality silicon7分钟
Production of standard silicon solar cells5分钟
Summary3分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Working principles of silicon solar cells6分钟
Production4分钟
Silicon solar cells15分钟
Fabrication15分钟
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完成时间为 1 小时

Thin film solar cells

Moving beyond silicon solar cells, the next important development is thin film solar cells. In thin film solar cells, we see a potential solution to the major problem associated with silicon solar cells: namely energy payback time....
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4 个视频(共 17 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
Video4 个视频
Thin film technologies7分钟
Thin film solar cell production4分钟
Summary1分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Thin film solar cells5分钟
Working principle of CIGS solar cells6分钟
Production of CIGS solar cells6分钟
Summary6分钟
Additional resources3分钟
Quiz5 个练习
Thin film4分钟
Working principle2分钟
Production4分钟
Thin film solar cells15分钟
Energy production15分钟
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创建者 APDec 12th 2017

Very concise and to the point. Stable and calm teaching. Was my first foray into renewable energy and absolutely loved it. The course instructor was brilliant and had a stable command over the topic.

创建者 CCApr 16th 2018

I have B.Sc and M.Sc in mechanical engineering and I will say that I'm really happy with taking this course.\n\nAs its name, the course provides a great introduction to solar cell technology.

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Morten Vesterager Madsen

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DTU Energy

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