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Photovoltaïcs devices - 5PMNCPV1

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 6.0
    • Tutorials : 6.0
    ECTS : 1.0

Goals

The aim is to give a general overview of the photovoltaic energy conversion taking into account economical and environnemental aspects.

Contact Anne KAMINSKI-CACHOPO

Content

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

  • Elaboration and characterization
  • Technological aspects and solar cell physic.

4- Second and third generation solar cells

  • thin film solar cells, organic and inorganic materials.
  • New concepts and high efficiency solar cells


Prerequisites

Device physics (mainly pn-junction), Technology of semiconductor devices

Tests



Additional Information

Curriculum->Master PhSem->Semester 9
Curriculum->PNS->Semester 9
Curriculum->Double-Diploma Engineer/Master->Semester 9
Curriculum->Master->Semester 9

Bibliography

  • A. Luque et al. : Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Wiley (2003) .
  • S. Bowde C. Honsberg : PVCDROM, 2nd edition. UNSW,http://pvcdrom.pveducation.org/
  • Baromètre Européen des énergies renouvelables http://www.energies-renouvelables.org/observ-er/html/Barosom.asp
  • A. Ricaud : Photopiles solaires. Presses Polytech. et Univ. Romandes, 1997.
  • Bernard Equer, Journées Couches minces Energies, Octobre 2008.
  • M.A. Green : Third Generation Photovoltaics, Advanced Solar Energy Conversion, Springer (2003).

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