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Solar Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies and Materials. Instructor: Prof. Ashish Garg, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

This course is an introductory course on solar photovoltaics materials and devices covering basic physics of materials as well as devices, various solar photovoltaic technologies and their status with a brief discussion of the fabrication aspects of the devices followed by discussion of the pending materials and technologies issues and measurement techniques. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 01 – Introduction to Solar Energy Unlimited
    • Lecture 02 – Solar Radiation Unlimited
    • Lecture 03 – Atmospheric Effects on Solar Radiation Unlimited
    • Lecture 04 – Effect of Location on Time Unlimited
    • Lecture 05 – Sun-Earth Angular Relations Unlimited
    • Lecture 06 – Solar Radiation Measurements Unlimited
    • Lecture 07 – Introduction to Band Theory Unlimited
    • Lecture 08 – Semiconductor Basics Unlimited
    • Lecture 09 – Semiconductor Basics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Electrical Properties of Semiconductors Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – Carrier Transport Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Carrier Transport, Generation and Recombination Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Recombination-Generation Statistics Unlimited
    • Lecture 14 – Recombination-Generation Statistics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 15 – Recombination-Generation Statistics (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – P-N Junction Basics Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – P-N Junction Characteristics Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – P-N Junction: Effect of Bias Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – P-N Junction Analysis: Dark Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – P-N Junction Analysis: Dark (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 21 – P-N Junction Analysis: Light Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – P-N Junction Analysis: Light (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – P-N Junction Analysis: Light (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – P-N Junction Analysis: Light (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Solar Cell Device Parameters Unlimited
    • Lecture 26 – Solar Cell Device Parameters (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – Solar PV Technologies: Introduction Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Generation-I Technologies: Mono Silicon Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – Generation-I Technologies: Mono Silicon Solar Cells (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 30 – Generation-I Technologies: Poly Silicon Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 31 – Manufacturing of Si Unlimited
    • Lecture 32 – Generation-I Technologies: GaAs Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 33 – Generation-II Technologies: a-Si Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 34 – Generation-II Technologies: CdTe Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 35 – Generation-II Technologies: CdTe Solar Cells (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 36 – Generation-II Technologies: CIGS Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 37 – Generation-II Technologies: CIGS and Multijunction Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 38 – Generation-III Technologies: Organic Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 39 – Generation-III Technologies: Organic Solar Cells (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 40 – Generation-III Technologies: Organic and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Unlimited
    • Lecture 41 – Generation-III Technologies: Perovskite and CZTS Solar Cells Unlimited

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