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Activity overview Solar Energy, Code 195740040 2013, Master Sustainable Energy Technology, University of Twente Date Time

Lecture Contents Introduction to solar energy and environmental issues and solar radiation Assignment 1: Solar energy scenarios To read Chapter 1.1, 1.4, 1.5 Paper about environmental issues Chapter 2.4 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Handout Solar radiation Powerpoint presentation of lecture Chapter 9.1 9.4 (excl. 9.4.1 9.4.3), 9.5 Handout Structure of x-Si cells Handout Single and multi-crystalline silicon solar cells Equivalent circuits Efficiency limiting factors Handout Current-voltage Chapter 8 Handout Diode Powerpoint presentation of lecture

Thursday 7 Feb

6-7

Lecture 1

6-7: Crystalline solar cells (working principle, diode, I-V curve)

Thursday 14 Feb

6-9

Lecture 2 8-9: Crystalline solar cells (pn-junctions, bandgap)

18 22 February

Vacation Presentation of assignment 1

Thursday 28 Feb

6-7

Lecture 3

Submission of assignment 1: powerpoint and short paper Assignment 2: Mini-project on dedicated solar topic 6-7: PV systems, BOS, sizing and simulation

Thursday 7 March

6-9

Lecture 4

Powerpoint presentation of lecture

8-9: Exercise Simulation PV systems Amorphous silicon solar cells and other thin film solar technologies : CIS, CdTe and organic solar cells Thursday 14 March 6-7 Lecture 5

Thursday 21 March

6-9

Lecture 6

6-7: Multi-junction solar cells, concentrator systems and space applications Assignment 3: Solar cells 8-9: Thermal solar energy Presentations of results assignment 2, discussion

Chapter 9.6, 10.4, 10.5 Handout PIPV Graetzel Handout Polymer solar cells Hand-out Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells Powerpoint presentation of lecture Chapter 9.7 Powerpoint presentation of lecture Chapter 11 Powerpoint presentation of lecture

Thursday 4 April

6-9

Lecture 7

Submission of assignment 2: powerpoint and short paper Submission of assignment 3 Instructions for preparation exam, example of past exam Written exam, open book

Thursday 11 April

1-4

Exam

Reading materials mentioned in this column can be taken along during the exam provided that they dont include handwritten notes.

The final mark for the course is based on the assignments and the examination according to the following format: Final mark = 0.4 * ((Mark Assignment 1 + Mark Assignment 2) / 2) + 0.6 * (Mark Exam) The mark of the exam should be a 5.5 or higher in order to be able to determine the final mark. If the mark of the exam is less than 5.5, a final mark can't be determined and a re-exam should be done.