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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Solar Energy - Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies Program in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) - DelftX. Explore the main PV technologies in the current market, to gain in-depth knowledge on the design and processing methods of solar cells..

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Overview

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 emerging technologies including 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.

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 and; High efficiency/cutting edge monocrystalline based solar cells
  • Application of thin film solar cells, like CIGS, CdTe, thin-film silicon, Perovskites,
  • Concentrated PV and space applications for III/V semiconductor based solar cells.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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