School of engineering in Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics & MaterialsScience
The aim is to give a general overview of the photovoltaic energy conversion taking into account economical and environnemental aspects.
1- International energy outlook. Contribution and advantages of photovoltaic energy.Solar radiation.
2- Photon-electron conversion and solar cell principle. The ideal photovoltaic converter. Spectral response and efficiency calculation. Losses (optical, recombination, resistive…)
3- First generation solar cells
4- Second and third generation solar cells
Device physics (mainly pn-junction), Technology of semiconductor devices