Course Description
AET114 Introduction to Solar Power Technology (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to solar power technology. Topics include diffuse and intermittent sources of sunlight, the conversion of sunlight into electricity using the physics of the photoelectric effect in photovoltaic cells, the integration of solar power plants into the electrical grid and solar energy systems' economics. This course includes the study of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, silicon wafer photovoltaic cells, amorphous thin-film silicon photovoltaic cells, dye-sensitized organic semiconducting solar cells, semiconducting polymer/metal oxide photovoltaic cells, polymer photovoltaic diodes and nano solar cells. PR: CHM 113 or higher

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