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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
SOLAR CELL TECHNOLOGIES I EEM556 - 3 + 0 10

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITMaster's Degree With Thesis
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER-
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED10
NAME OF LECTURER(S)Assistant Professor Neslihan Akçay
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Know the need of renewable energy
2) Explain the light-matter interaction and working principle of photovoltaic solar cells.
3) Perform the design of photovoltaic solar cells.
4) Learn the production and characterization methods of solar cell.
5) Have knowledge about development and application of innovative technologies in solar cells.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone.
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Energy Demands and Solar Energy
2nd Week Characteristics of Solar Radiation
3rd Week Absorption and Reflection of Light
4th Week Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics
5th Week Generation, Transportation and Recombination of Charge Carriers in Semiconductors
6th Week pn Junctions
7th Week Midterm
8th Week Fundamentals of Solar Cells
9th Week Design of Solar Cells and Light Management
10th Week Advances in Solar Cell Technologies: First, Second and Third Generation Solar Cells
11th Week Fabrication of Solar Cells
12th Week Characterization of Solar Cells
13th Week Photovoltaic Modules
14th Week Applications of Solar Cells
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING1. Physics of Solar Cells, Peter Würfel, Wiley-VCH, (2009),
2. The Physics of Solar Cells, Jenny Nelson, Imperial College Press, (2004),
3. Materials Concepts for Solar Cells, Thomas Dittrich, Imperial College Press, (2018),
4. Advances in Thin-fim solar Cells, I.M. Dharmadasa, Jenny Standford Publishing, (2018).
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Questions/Answers,Problem Solving
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term130
Assignment130
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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