ET4377 Photovoltaic technologies
Before these technologies will be discussed, an in-depth depth treatment of semiconductor device physics for solar cells and light-management concepts will be given that are applicable to all technologies. Issues included are recombination at interfaces, passivation, heterojunctions, various principles of light-scattering, anti-reflection coatings, and textured interfaces. Study Goals This course aims at an understanding of the different solar-cell technologies. Students are expected to be able to explain the operation of these devices based on the design, processing and material properties. Therefore an understanding of the physics of these technologies is required.
R.A.C.M.M. van Swaaij
Last modified: 2014-06-13