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Swayam Central

Solar Photovoltaics: Principles, Technologies and Materials

By Prof. Ashish Garg   |   IIT Kanpur
This course is an introductory course on solar photovoltaics materials and devices covering fundamentals of operation of solar cells, physics of semiconducting materials, P-N junction device characteristics in dark andlight. We will also discuss various solar photovoltaic technologies and their status with a brief discussion of the fabrication aspects of the devices. The course will also discuss the materials and technologies issues as well as device measurement techniques.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : NILL
PREREQUISITES        : Basic physics knowledgel
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Most companies related to solar photovoltaics

Learners enrolled: 433

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 20 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 29 Mar 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Metallurgy and Material science & Mining Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1  :  Introduction and Solar radiation fundamentals
    Week 2  :  Basic physics of semiconductors 
    Week 3  :  Carrier transport, generation and recombination in semiconductors 
    Week 4  :  Semiconductor junctions 
    Week 5  :  Essential characteristics of solar photovoltaic devices 
    Week 6  :  First Generation Solar Cells
    Week 7  :  Second Generation Solar Cells 
    Week 8  :  Third Generation Solar Cells 

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering. Eds. A. Luque and S. Hegedus, Wiley• The Physics of Solar Cells, Jenny Nelson, Imperial College Press• Thin Films Solar Cells, K.L. Chopra, McGraw Hill• Physics of Solar Cells: From Basic Principles to Advanced Concepts by Peter Wurfel• Photovolatics Materials by R.H. Bube

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Ashish Garg

    IIT Kanpur
    Ashish Garg is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur. Details of his research and teaching can be accessed on home.iitk.ac.in/~ashishg/

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29th March 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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