Solar Cells

TU Delft (OCW)

Welcome to the Solar Cells course developed by Delft University of Technology OCW. This course will explain the guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application, including cost aspects, market development, and solar cell applications. The Study Goals of this course are: * Students will learn about renewable energy sources, namely the direct conversion of (solar) radiation into electricity using solar cells. * Students will understand the principles of the photovoltaic conversion and learn about the advantages and limitations of different solar cell technologies, such as crystalline silicon solar cell technology and thin film solar cell technologies. * Students will understand the specifications of solar modules and learn how to design a complete solar system for a particular application. You can study this course for free using the course materials and study group linked below. Review the materials, watch the videos, explore the topics and connect with your fellow students here on OpenStudy. The OpenStudy platform allows you to ask questions whenever you have them, and get answers from your peers and moderators. As you master the material, you will also answer questions from your peers. You may start studying and interacting anytime – start when you’re ready and end when you’ve met your learning goals. You may also earn a Certificate of Participation from the OpenCourseWare Consortium to recognize your efforts. This Certificate will document (i) your participation in the course, (ii) your progress through the course and (iii) three important skills that employers want to see documented: teamwork, engagement and problem solving skills. Whether you are a high school or college student or working adult looking to advance, this Certificate of Participation can help you get an edge. Getting started is easy: 1. Register for the Certificate below (Cost : $30). 2. Ask and answer questions on each topic in the course study group. You will receive a SmartScore based on these interactions 3. Engage for a minimum of 4 weeks on the OpenStudy study group for this course, and improve your SmartScore by a minimum of 20 points through your active participation in the study groups. You will be then be eligible for the certificate.

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