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About the Course

How do solar cells work, why do we need, and how can we measure their efficiency? These are just some of the questions Introduction to solar cells tackles. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in solar, “Introduction to Solar Cells” is an excellent starting point. The course is a tour through the fundamental disciplines including solar cell history, why we need solar energy, how solar cells produce power, and how they work. During the course we cover mono- and multi-crystalline solar cells, thin film solar cells, and new emerging technologies. The course includes hands-on exercises using virtual instruments, interviews with field experts, and a comprehensive collection of material on solar cells. At the end of the course you will have gained a fundamental understanding of the field. This will allow you to identify the most interesting or relevant aspects to be pursued in your future studies or in your professional career....

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Dec 11, 2017

Very concise and to the point. Stable and calm teaching. Was my first foray into renewable energy and absolutely loved it. The course instructor was brilliant and had a stable command over the topic.


May 15, 2021

If you are a beginner and want to learn about practical aspects of solar cells, this is the course. Well structure, paced and with clear goals. The lessons and exercises are clear and well-directed.

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By Blai P i V

May 14, 2020

Quite technical course, gets into details of the different available technologies and explains it all with a down to earth vocabulary. It is accessible for almost everyone, and gives a wide perspective on the existing solar PV technologies. Totally recommended!

By Marianna N

Dec 16, 2018

It is a well-structured and implemented course that give a very good introduction to the solar cells history, technology and theory. I like the diversity of the materials - video, reading, external videos - and the presentation of the topics by several experts.

By Santabrata M

Jul 21, 2020

This course provides a very good idea about the history and current solar cell technologies available. It also discusses the main challenges ahead of this technology and the future of this technology. Its a very good beginner course for solar energy field.

By Juan P R G

Feb 23, 2019

Such an amazing and interesting course, me as electrical engineering student learned a lot about what it probable could be the future ways to produce energy, I'm so pleased with this great knowledge of the solar cells and new technologies, thanks teacher!

By Labis K

Jan 5, 2018

A very good course, which really enlightened me about solar cells and general production and commercializing issues. I would love to continue on more in depth analysis though, regarding use of PVs and PV parks, their connection to the power grid and so on.

By Adel M S

Apr 24, 2020

This course really covers the fundamentals and helps you open up to the world of solar. The additional materials were also very informative. Also, the subjective questions really make you think and explain the process making you confident in the concept.


Jan 23, 2018

I have found this course very interesting and fast paced. After this course, I have a high level understanding of the various advantages and disadvantages of the commonly used solar cell. I will use this information to propose solar cell at my workplace.

By Bhargav

Apr 9, 2022

Yes,after a month's hustle and sheer commitment.the work is finally achieved. this course helped me achieve mastery/semi-mastery in renewable source and energies,especially i would like to thank our mentor who has guided us in this long 5 week journey.

By Ezra G

Apr 4, 2020

I highly recommend this corse. I came into this corse never having studied electrical engineering, that said it was rather difficult at first but by the second week I had a good understanding. this is a wonderful corse for anyone interested in solar.

By Michele V

Apr 13, 2020

Very interesting, I have learnt many things that help me understand the state of the art of the solar cells and the different advantages of the technologies available. It also helped me to see why silicon solar cells are still dominating the market.

By bharathi b

Apr 11, 2020

it is a wonderful course for the beginners to understand about the solar cells and their evolution. congratulations to the tutor who had done a commendable job and i also appreciate his team or coming out with this valuable notes. congratulations

By Carolina M F

Jan 28, 2021

Um excelente curso! Recomendo muito a quem tenha já algumas bases de Solar cells e queira aprofundar mais o tema. Está muito bem organizado e com atividades desafiadores e que nos fazem refletir sobre os conteúdos. Certamente será uma mais valia!

By Soorya P S

Dec 31, 2020

Everything nicely covered. All the experts have given their best.

At some places working of, ex. coating/printing of polymer cells, should have been incorporated in the videos in addition to the demonstration of the machines.

Extremely delighted.

By javier h

Nov 23, 2018

He encontrado el curso muy interesante, conciso con lo que se explica y a la vez profundizando un poco en cada tema, lo suficiente. También resume y queda claro todos los temas entre el soporte de video y de lectura. Me ha gustado mucho. Gracias!

By Niyor S

Sep 15, 2018

It's a really great course to understand solar cell technologies. The content goes through the history os solar cells and goes various solar cell technologies. The course covers both the technical and economic aspects of solar cell technologies.

By Bader H M A s

Nov 21, 2020

Good afternoon

My name is Bader Hilal AL-sinawi I chose this course because it on solar energy and wind energy, which depends on external factor such as rain, sun and moon.

and I want to send me the certificate in my E-meal

By Carlos F A C

Sep 24, 2020

I just want to say thanks for all the knowloegde you have shared with us throught this course, I am really happy with all I have learned during the last week. Endeed, I finished the course before the given time, I was really sticked to it.

By Kiran B

Jun 10, 2020

A great Starter Course to understand main component in solar photovoltaics system , that is solar cell . The instructor has been great he covered many informative topics in course over all it's a must do course for solar technology learners .

By Keeran P

Apr 26, 2020

This course was very interesting and opened my eyes to how solar cells work, as well as describing the advantages/disadvantages associated with certain types of solar cells. I would love to delve into this topic further in another course.

By Rosmi R

Jun 14, 2020

Thank you, Coursera for introducing the course at a beginner's level. The way instructor paced the course is very nice and systematic. Thank you! This was a very exciting and informative course. I learned quite a lot about solar cells.

By Giovanni D

May 16, 2020

A comprehensive course on all essential information about solar energy and solar cell technology. Explained in a very clear way, all topics are systematically discussed building up knowledge from the previous topics. Highly recommended.

By Agung A

Feb 26, 2018

The course provided me with basic knowledge of how solar cells works. This was a good starting course for anyone who wishes to both pursue deep technical understanding of solar cells, and gain adequate knowledge regarding solar cells.


Jul 6, 2020

knowing about solar technology was better for me specially when i'm persuing myself as a electrical and electronic engineering so having some sort of knowledge about better and eco friend way of energy is always beneficial for me

By Jetti B

Jul 25, 2020

The Course on Introduction to solar cells is really excellent. I have learned about new technologies. Every Faculty and Students of Electrical, Electronics Engineering should take up this course. Thanks for the Course Organiser.

By Yu S C

Apr 21, 2020

Clear and easy to understand explanation given to the topic. Highly recommended for those interested to understand the fundamental of photovoltaic. Serve as the foundation course before proceed to more in-depth courses about PV.