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Available languages

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

General presentation of the solar energy and the photovoltaic cell technologies in the global context energetics...
Reading
7 videos (Total 50 min), 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
2. The global context energetics (cont.)5m
3. Solar Energy6m
4. Solar Energy (cont.)6m
5. Photovoltaic Solar Energy (PV)10m
6. Solar Cell Technologies6m
7. PV : Present Status and Future Developments9m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Quiz 18m
Quiz 28m
Quiz 312m
Test 1 - Load Factor6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

SOLAR CELL OPERATION

Description of the solar Spectrum and brief presentation of solar cell and solar module operations...
Reading
8 videos (Total 54 min), 2 quizzes
Video8 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
Quiz2 practice exercises
Quiz 120m
Test: Module Power and Illumination30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

Survey of the economics of the Photovoltaic industry. Social impacts, storage and grid integration of the PV energy....
Reading
6 videos (Total 35 min), 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
2. Economics & Financing3m
3. Key Players6m
4. Environmental and Social Aspects6m
5. Grid Integration5m
6. Survey of Electricity Storage Technologies7m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Quiz 18m
Quiz 210m
Quiz 34m
Test: Solar Farm Electricity Price2m

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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