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2.997 Direct Solar/Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies (Fall 2009, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Gang Chen.

This course introduces principles and technologies for converting heat into electricity via solid-state devices. The first part of the course discusses thermoelectric energy conversion and thermoelectric materials, thermionic energy conversion, and photovoltaics. The second part of the course discusses solar thermal technologies. Various solar heat collection systems will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the principles of solar thermophotovoltaics and solar thermoelectrics. Spectral control techniques, which are critical for solar thermal systems, will be discussed. (from ocw.mit.edu)

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Thermoelectric Effect and Thermoelectric Devices Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Energy States in Matter Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Kinetic Formulation of Thermoelectricity Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Current Research on Thermoelectric Materials Unlimited

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