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Solar Energy and Photovoltaics - NFPL031
Title in English: Sluneční energie a fotovoltaika
Guaranteed by: Department of Macromolecular Physics (32-KMF)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2017
Semester: both
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: 2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Jiří Toušek, CSc.
RNDr. Jan Prokeš, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Jana Toušková, CSc.
Classification: Physics > Solid State Physics
Annotation -
Last update: T_KMF (18.05.2001)
Photoelectrical properties of semiconductors, photovoltage effect, principle of solar cell operation. Materials for solar cells, technology, construction, application, ecology and economics.
Literature - Czech
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jana Toušková, CSc. (14.05.2004)

M.A.Green, Solar cells, Prince-Hall, N.J. 1982

M.Archer, R.Hill, Clean Electicity from Photovoltaics, Imperial College Press, 2001

M.Ross, J.Royer eds., Photovoltaics in Cold Climates, Jamas and James,1999

J.Toušek, Polovodičové prvky III, Karolinum Praha 1993.

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Jan Prokeš, CSc. (12.10.2017)

Zkouška sestává z ústní části. Požadavky u zkoušky odpovídají sylabu předmětu v rozsahu, který byl prezentován na přednášce.

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. RNDr. Jana Toušková, CSc. (14.05.2004)

1. Solar radiation conversion directly into electricity.

2. Solar radiation.

3. Photovoltaic effect in semiconductors

Generation and recombination of the charge carriers, their lifetime. Continuity and diffusion equations.

4. Bulk and barrier photovoltaic effect. Illuminated P-N homo-and heterojunction and Schottky diode. Surface photovoltage, space-charge region.

5. Solar cells

Principles of operation, fundamental parameters. Efficiency and loss mechanisms. Materials, technology and disign of cells and modules based on crystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous silicon, CdTe and CIS. Concentrating systems.

6. Organic solar cells

7. Low-dimensional structures for solar cells, third generation cells.

8. Application and economics

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