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> Course info and syllabus
There is no official textbook for this course although we will draw topics comprehensively from this modern book “Handbook of PV”
Main reference: Handbook of PV
You are encouraged to read and consult this book mainly. It contains many important and interesting aspects of solar energy technology (Physics, Material science, Policy, Economy etc.) and have lots of references which you will find useful when you research for your final project presentations
Physics of Solar cells:
Built from lecture notes by Prof. Wurfel, so quite concise/brief to the point and really focusing on physics. Very strong viewpoint in how to look at the functions of solar cell in “thermodynamics” terms which make a rather complex idea intuitive.
Lecture notes are copyrighted materials provided for registered students and are intended educational purpose only. Please do not distribute or make copies without permission. Any commercial use is prohibited.
Reading: Handbook PV Chapter 1-2
Suggested reading: Ibach&Luth Ch.6-7 and Ch.12, online course on semiconductor physics Ch.2 on Semiconductor Physics, Handbook PV: Chapter 3
Assignment 2: Solar cell Worksheet 2 (due week 5, 12 Sept 2014)
Lecture 4-5: The Physics of PN-junction
Suggested reading: same as week 2-3 (latter part)
Lecture 6: Photons and Optical properties
Suggested reading: online course Ch 3 Dielectric properties