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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: Typically 3 weeks with 2 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Persian

Learners taking this Course are

  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Data Engineers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

8 videos (Total 52 min), 4 quizzes
8 videos
2. Climate Mitigation5m
3. Progressive Change of the World Energy Mix3m
4. Solar Energy6m
5. Solar Energy (cont.)5m
6. Photovoltaic Solar Energy10m
7. PV : Solar Cell Technologies6m
8. PV : Present Status and Future Developments8m
4 practice exercises
Quiz 18m
Quiz 28m
Quiz 312m
Test 1 - Load Factor6m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

SOLAR CELL OPERATION

8 videos (Total 54 min), 2 quizzes
8 videos
2. Solar Radiation Spectrum7m
Worked Problem - Total Irradiance7m
3. Solar Cell Fundamentals8m
Worked Problem - The I-V Characteristic5m
4. Multi-junctions. Conversion Efficiency Limitations7m
Worked Problem - Solar Cell under Concentration5m
5. From Cell to Module2m
2 practice exercises
Solar Energy Conversion15m
Test: Module Power and Illumination30m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

6 videos (Total 33 min), 4 quizzes
6 videos
2. Economics & Financing5m
3. Key Players3m
4. Environmental and Social Aspects7m
5. Grid Integration5m
6. Survey of Electricity Storage Technologies7m
4 practice exercises
Photovoltaic Solar Energy8m
PV Characteristics10m
Energy Storage4m
Test: Solar Farm Electricity Price8m
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By MAMay 14th 2019

Very Nice course. Assignment and tests are very good.

Instructors

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Pr. Bernard Drevillon

Professor at Ecole polytechnique
Former Director of the Thin Film Laboratory at Ecole polytechnique (LPICM)
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Erik Johnson

CNRS Researcher
Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces (LPICM)

About École Polytechnique

L’École polytechnique associe recherche, enseignement et innovation au meilleur niveau scientifique et technologique mondial pour répondre aux défis du XXIe siècle. En tête des écoles d’ingénieur françaises depuis plus de 200 ans, sa formation promeut une culture d’excellence scientifique pluridisciplinaire, ouverte dans une forte tradition humaniste. ...

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