High-performance Photovoltaics, Certificate | Part time online | Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) | Netherlands
1 months
450 EUR/full
450 EUR/full
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This High-performance Photovoltaics course at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) presents the evolution of process technology from mature to emerging concepts for future PV devices. After completing the course you will be better able to design your solar materials, devices and modules, improve their efficiency and fully understand the sustainability aspects.


About the course

The renewable energy sector, including the PV technology field, is rapidly evolving with innovative device architectures and novel materials. How can these developments tackle performance losses? What is the environmental impact of traditional PV and what can be done to address any drawbacks? Can emerging PV materials and devices provide a solution for both performance and environmental problems?

The High-performance Photovoltaics course at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will enable R&D researchers and process engineers, working in the field of solar cell and module technology development whether at manufacturers, equipment and material suppliers or labs to enrich their understanding of reliability and sustainability, and the technologies behind novel cell and module concepts from materials selection to device manufacturing.

After completing the course, you will have a better understanding of the working principles and processes of state-of-the-art and emerging high-efficiency solar cells. This knowledge will enable you to move towards achieving faster development of novel cell concepts and shorter time to market.

Programme Structure

Course syllabus:
  • From Aluminium Back-Surface Field (Al BSF) cells towards Passivating Contacts 
  • Thin Films (including perovskites) and Tandems 
  • Chemical passivation and Field-effect passivation 
  • Dielectric layer materials
  • Heterojunctions and Tunnel Oxide Passivating Contact (TOPCon) (principle, not processing) 
  • Contacting (Transparent Conducive Oxides (TCO), screen-printing and plating) 
  • Silicon Heterojunction (SHJ)
  • Bifacial solar cells
  • Transparent (e.g., MetOx)
  • Tandems (towards all perovskites)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

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3 alternative credits

Continuing Education Units



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Understanding the physics behind solar cells, knowing how they generate electricity and knowledge of the design and processing methods of solar cells.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    450 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 EUR for the full programme during 1 months.
  • EU/EEA

    450 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 450 EUR for the full programme during 1 months.


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