# Fundamentals of Photovoltaics

# ME 498, Fall 2016

Class Time and Location : MWF 11:00-11:50am, 203 Transportation Building

Office Hours: Tues, Fri 12-1pm in 225 MEB

## Announcements

## Class Notes, Homework, Etc.

Class | Date | Materials |
---|---|---|

Class 1 | M 8/22 | 1. Course Syllabus 2. Fall 2016 Project Ideas 3. Reading #1 - Green Chapter 1 4. HW1 - due Fri Sept. 9 5. Discussion Slides |

Class 2 | W 8/24 | 1. Discussion Slides |

Class 3 | F 8/26 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 4 | M 8/29 | 1. Discussion Slides |

Class 5 | W 8/31 | 1. Discussion Slides 2. boardwork |

Class 6 | F 9/2 | 1. Discussion Slides |

Class 7 | W 9/7 | 1. Discussion Slides |

Class 8 | F 9/9 | guest discussion on nanomanufacturing for PV by Bruno Azeredo |

Class 9 | M 9/12 | 1. Solutions to Homework 1 2. Homework 2 - due Mon Sept. 26 3. Reading #2 Green, Light Absorption and Thermalization 4. Discussion Slides |

Class 10 | W 9/14 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 11 | F 9/16 | 1. Discussion Slides |

Class 12 | M 9/19 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 13 | W 9/21 | 1. Discussion Slides 2. Reading #3 Green, Semiconductor Carrier Statistics |

Class 14 | F 9/23 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 15 | M 9/26 | 1. HW2 - Solutions 2. HW3 - due Monday Oct 10 -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 16 | W 9/28 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 17 | F 9/30 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 18 | M 10/3 | 1. Discussion Slides 2. Reading #4 Green, Semiconductor Drift and Diffusion |

Class 19 | W 10/5 | 1. Discussion Slides 2. Reading #5 Green, PN Junction Diodes |

Class 20 | F 10/7 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 21 | M 10/10 | 1. HW3 - Solutions -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 22 | W 10/12 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 23 | F 10/14 | -- in-class quiz -- |

Class 24 | M 10/17 | HW4 ,
IV Curve Data for Problem 3
- due Wednesday November 2 -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 25 | W 10/19 | Discussion Slides |

Class 26 | F 10/21 | Discussion Slides |

Class 27 | M 10/24 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 28 | W 10/26 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 29 | F 10/28 | Discussion Slides |

-- | M 10/31 | -- no class; Elif out of town -- |

Class 30 | W 11/2 | Discussion Slides |

Class 31,32 | F 11/4 | 1. Solutions - Homework 4 2. Homework 5 - due Friday Nov 18 3. EQE Data for HW5, Problem 1 -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 33 | M 11/7 | Discussion Slides - Intro to Thin Films, Multijunction Cells |

Class 34 | W 11/9 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 35 | F 11/11 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 36 | M 11/14 | Discussion Slides - CIGS, CdTe |

Class 37 | W 11/16 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 38 | F 11/18 | 1. Solutions - Homework 5 2. Homework 6 - due Friday Dec 9 -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 39 | M 11/28 | Discussion Slides - hybrid perovskites |

Class 40 | W 11/30 | -- no new discussion material, continued from previous -- |

Class 41 | F 12/2 | Discussion Slides - fabrication Laboratory Manual |

Class 42 | F 12/5 | -- in class Quiz 2 -- |

Class 43 | W 12/7 | Discussion Slides - policy and markets |