• Application Deadline
  • 77 days
    Duration

About

The Solar Energy -  Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX.

The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market. You will gain in-depth knowledge about crystalline silicon based solar cells (90% market share) as well as other up and coming technologies like CdTe, CIGS and Perovskites. This course provides answers to the questions: How are solar cells made from raw materials? Which technologies have the potential to be the major players for different applications in the future?

This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies and systems.

License

The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 77 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      11 week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:

  • Design concepts and fabrication processes of various photovoltaic technologies
  • In-depth knowledge on the entire crystalline silicon solar cell landscape including:
  • Market-leading polycrystalline based cells
  • High efficiency/cutting edge monocrystalline based solar cells
  • Technologies of thin film solar cells, like CIGS, CdTe, thin-film silicon, Perovskites
  • III/V semiconductor based solar cells for concentrated PV and space applications

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering and/or the successful completion of PV1x (or firm grasp of its content).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 USD for the full programme and a duration of 77 days.
  • National Applies to you

    250 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 250 USD for the full programme and a duration of 77 days.
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Funding

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