Solar Energy

Discover the power of solar energy and learn how to design a complete photovoltaic system.


Solar Energy课程简介:前往报名学习

Solar Energy课程简介:

Discover the power of solar energy and learn how to design a complete photovoltaic system.


Solar Energy课程目录:

Week 1: Introduction to Solar Energy

--1.1 General Introduction to the Course and the edX Platform

--Introduce Yourself


--1.2 Energy Conversion

--1.3 Photovoltaics

--1.4 History of Solar Energy

--1.5 Status and Prospects of Solar Energy

--1.6 Solar Light

--Assignment 1

--Extra: Feedback Week 1 - Practice Question 1.6.2

--Extra: Definitions of Terms

Week 2: Working Principle of a Semiconductor Based Solar Cell

--2.1 How to Transform Light into Electricity

--2.2 Band Gap

--2.3 Charge Carriers

--2.4 Semiconductor Junction

--Assignment 2

Week 3: Solar Cell Operation, Performance and Design Rules

--3.1 Solar Cell Operation

--3.2 Solar Cell Performance

--3.3 Solar Cell Design Rules

Exam 1: Recap Week 1, 2 and 3

--Exam 1: Recap Week 1, 2 and 3

Week 4: PV Technology Based on Crystalline Silicon Wafers

--4.1 Properties of Crystalline Silicon

--4.2 Manufacturing of Crystalline Silicon

--4.3 Design Rules of the Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

--4.4 High-Efficiency Concepts of c-Si Wafer Based Solar Cells

--4.5 From Solar Cells to Solar Modules

--Assignment 3

Week 5: Thin-Film PV Technologies

--5.1 III-V PV Technology

--5.2 Thin-Film Silicon PV Technology

--5.3 CIGS PV Technology

--5.4 Thin-Film CdTe PV Technology

--5.5 Organic PV Technology

--Assignment 4

Week 6: Third Generation PV and Other Ways to Utilize Solar Energy

--6.1 Third Generation PV Technologies

--6.2 Solar Thermal Technologies

--6.3 Solar Fuel Technologies

--How do you feel about our course?

Exam 2: Recap Week 4, 5 and 6

--Exam 2: Recap Week 4, 5 and 6

Week 7: PV Systems - Components and Concepts

--7.1 Introduction to PV Systems

--7.2 PV Modules in PV Systems

--7.3 Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

--7.4 Inverters in PV Systems

--7.5 Storage in PV Systems - Batteries

--Assignment 5

Week 8: PV Systems - Applications and Design

--8.1 Stand-Alone PV Systems

--8.2 Grid-connected PV Systems

--8.3 Economics of PV Systems

--8.4 Environmental Considerations of PV Systems

--8.5 Final Thoughts

Exam 3: Recap Week 7 and 8

--Exam 3: Recap Week 7 and 8

Please tell us what you thought

--How was your course experience?

Extra: Student Material

--Student Submission: Your Own PV System

Solar Energy授课教师:

Arno Smets-教授-荷兰代尔夫特理工大学-电气工程、数学和计算机科学系

自从2010年3月起,Arno H.M. Smets 博士就在荷兰代尔夫特理工大学(TUD)电气工程、数学和计算机科学系担任光伏材料和设备课题组副教授。他在荷兰爱因霍芬科技大学获得物理学博士学位。在2005-2010年间,他在日本筑波的先进工业科学技术国家研究所(AIST)光伏研究中心工作。他的研究工作主要针对加工处理硅薄膜以及光伏应用的创新材料和新概念。在代尔夫特理工大学,他是新增理科学士课程的讲师,讲授《可持续能源》、《太阳能电池》等,同时还讲授理科硕士课程如《光伏技术》和《光伏实验室课程》等。

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