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