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The course is an introduction to the photovoltaic (PV) applications in the general mix energetic context dominated by climate warming mitigation. The various uses of solar energy are firstly presented before a short description of the principle of the direct solar photon conversion into electricity (PV). The various PV technologies are reviewed in the current context dominated by crystalline silicon cells. The perspectives of the various technologies are then analysed in terms of R&D investments. From a more scientific point of view the basis of the solar cell operation is presented from the solar spectrum characteristics. The fundamentals of PV conversion are summarized. In particular the various sources of the conversion efficiency limitations are reviewed. The solar PV systems, from cells to grids, are also addressed, with a particular emphasis on the challenges of grid-integration of PV and the development of storage technologies. The environmental and social impacts of PV are compared to the competing energy sources. Generally PV is at advantage as referred to other fossil or renewable sources. Finally the fast evolution of economics and financing of PV is presented together with the current key players, mostly Asian companies....
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Photovoltaic Solar Energy

General presentation of the solar energy and the photovoltaic cell technologies in the global context energetics...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 50 min), 4 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2. The global context energetics (cont.)5 min
3. Solar Energy6 min
4. Solar Energy (cont.)6 min
5. Photovoltaic Solar Energy (PV)10 min
6. Solar Cell Technologies6 min
7. PV : Present Status and Future Developments9 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 18 min
Quiz 28 min
Quiz 312 min
Test 1 - Load Factor6 min
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SOLAR CELL OPERATION

Description of the solar Spectrum and brief presentation of solar cell and solar module operations...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 54 min), 2 quiz
Video8 vidéos
2. Solar Radiation Spectrum7 min
Worked Problem - Total Irradiance7 min
3. Solar Cell Fundamentals8 min
Worked Problem - The I-V Characteristic5 min
4. Multi-junctions. Conversion Efficiency Limitations7 min
Worked Problem - Solar Cell under Concentration5 min
5. From Cell to Module2 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 120 min
Test: Module Power and Illumination4 min
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SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

Survey of the economics of the Photovoltaic industry. Social impacts, storage and grid integration of the PV energy....
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6 vidéos (Total 35 min), 4 quiz
Video6 vidéos
2. Economics & Financing3 min
3. Key Players6 min
4. Environmental and Social Aspects6 min
5. Grid Integration5 min
6. Survey of Electricity Storage Technologies7 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Quiz 18 min
Quiz 210 min
Quiz 34 min
Test: Solar Farm Electricity Price2 min

Enseignants

Pr. Bernard Drevillon

Professor at Ecole polytechnique
Former Director of the Thin Film Laboratory at Ecole polytechnique (LPICM)

Erik Johnson

CNRS Researcher
Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des Couches Minces (LPICM)

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