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Course No: 17.443; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

An introductory course in photovoltaics concentrating on solar cells for energy conversion. Solar radiation and conversion efficiency. Photovoltaic materials, energy bands and carrier transport, semiconductors and conductors. P-n junctions, depletion region, current voltage characteristics, efficiency. Heterojunctions and thin film solar cells. Balance of system components for a photovoltaic system including electrical storage. Barrier to extensive use of photovoltaic systems.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: 17.214, MATH.1260.
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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