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Intermediate Level

B.Sc. in the field of engineering or a few years of industrial experience from the energy sector

Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

  • Modelling of the Solar Resource

  • Photovoltaic System Design and Energy Yield Simulations

  • Photovoltaic System Components

Skills you will gain

Renewable EnergyPhotovoltaicsEnergy Yield SimulationsThe Solar ResourcePV system design
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Intermediate Level

B.Sc. in the field of engineering or a few years of industrial experience from the energy sector

Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to Photovoltaics

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 31 min)
4 videos
The Terminology of PV11m
A Brief History of PV7m
The PV Learning Curve8m
1 practice exercise
Fundamentals of PV10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

The Solar Resource and Geometry

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min)
5 videos
The Solar Spectrum8m
Components of Solar Radiation9m
Solar Resource Facility at DTU Risø8m
Example: Estimation of PV Power Production4m
1 practice exercise
The Solar Resource15m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Physics of Solar Cells

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 107 min)
8 videos
Light Absorption and the Photovoltaic Effect17m
Recombination and Transport of Charge Carriers17m
Doping of Semiconductors and pn-Junctions14m
Working principles of Solar Cells15m
Introduction: The IV-curve11m
The Maximum Power Point7m
The Non-ideal Diode Equation13m
3 practice exercises
Intrinsic Semiconductors30m
The Working Principle of Solar Cells30m
The IV-curve30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Cell Interconnection and Module Design

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 71 min)
8 videos
Mismatch Losses and Bypass Diodes9m
Module Components9m
Module Fabrication Process11m
Module Fabrication Facilities at DTU Risø8m
Module Design Guidelines and Qualification Tests10m
Cell Cutting6m
Advanced Module Designs7m
3 practice exercises
Cell Interconnection and Shading30m
Module Components and Fabrication30m
Module Design and Advanced Concepts30m

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