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Avis et commentaires pour d'étudiants pour Photovoltaic solar energy par École polytechnique

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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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17 avr. 2020

Very good overview of solar energy and practical knowledge .

also a lot of details on how the technology works.

I am glad that i completed the course


15 sept. 2019

I am glad that i completed the course even i am busy and i summed up some knowledge on Photovoltaic and its development and importance in future.

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par suriya i

25 sept. 2021

Please provide sufficient lectures for test problems so it will be helpful for solving and understand the problems


30 avr. 2020

Try to add more information in the videos of you are asking questions regarding to some formula or phenomenon.

par Alberto B

6 mars 2020

Excellent overview on Solar Energy matters and renewables in general, it was really an eye opening experience.


28 mai 2020

I got some unseen sights of photovoltaics that has cleared all my doubts.

par Romain D

21 janv. 2021

Excellent, would be amazing to have a pdf with all the formulae

par Sardar H P

6 juin 2020

Quizzes are different from topics and accent isn't clear enough

par Daniel H N D

11 oct. 2018

Some questions have problems and it needs more exercises

par Sourav B

11 janv. 2020

Good course, basics of Photovoltaics are well discussed

par Anirudha B

30 juil. 2020

Maths are not related & no formula sheet was provided.

par vishwajit k

17 août 2020

tough quiz of load factor but completed nice course.

par Hernán L

11 déc. 2019

The most dificult part was understand the teacher.


21 juin 2020

Very well explanation and video content.

par Djamel

24 avr. 2020

Good, it contains a lot off informations

par soniya a

8 juil. 2020

It was a nice course, I enjoyed it.

par Emilio j J A

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3 sept. 2020

It's so nice to learn

par Reshi J

21 janv. 2019

The course was good

par Mahir P

17 juil. 2020

excellent course

par Hadeer R E A

1 juil. 2019

very good


15 avr. 2018

Online course on "Photovoltaic Solar Energy" is a good introductory course on Solar PV systems. This course does not go into much details or intricacies of the topic, giving just a sound overview of the World energy scenario, components of solar tech, PV cells and modules and future trends. A great number of facts, figures and charts relating to the discussion topic are presented in lectures. However, there are times when the instructor is not very clear in his lecture (French-English tone), and here English subtitles come to the rescue. The course lacks involvement of moderators/instructors beyond the pre-recorded lectures. There could be a few docs containing crucial factual and theoretical aspects that could be downloaded by those enrolled in the course. A great scope for improvement in this course.

par Claire J

24 juin 2019

This is a good introductory course on Photovoltaics, however, I believe much more explanation is required for the topics. Students are left to do research on their own to bridge the gap. The quiz questions are not written clearly and in some cases contain errors, further confusing students. This course would be excellent if the material was further developed and the concepts were linked more clearly (again with additional information). Overall, I think the course needs a bit of an overhaul. It's a great draft course but to become a truly value-added course to the learner, some work needs to be done.

par Ligia-Oana M

29 déc. 2020

It is a nice introduction course, gives a good grasp of basic concepts.

The transcript and the professor´s voice are way off many times, and sometimes the transcript is wrong (different words than the professor used).

There are some problems that you kinda have to figure out for yourself, they are not explained in the course. That is fine, in a sense, it works like that in many universities, just expect it and maybe pay only after seeing if you can get there yourself.

par Tiago M

15 oct. 2018

Course has great content and many historical information regarding PV solar energy, providing a great kick-off for people who are starting to study this field. On the other hand, there are too many graphs/info and few examples considering the course overall duration, becoming distant or confusing when we try to imagine real applications. Negative point is the lack of staff support at Discussion Foruns, in addition to errors in questions that were never corrected.

par Abdul S

4 juil. 2020

This course is well designed to help learners to understand the importance of solar power system and equip them with tools for solar module sizing. However, there are some crucial concepts that were not discussed comprehensively in the lectures but they were vital part of the compulsory assignments which made lot of students suffer even lead them to the course drop out at the last week. Coursera must take necessary action against these issues.

par Juan C V V

31 mai 2020

Algunos vídeos están inconclusos, además de que en varios los subtítulos no corresponden al audio original o están muy desfasados. Sin embargo es un curso muy útil para introducirse en el campo de la tecnología solar fotovoltaica.

Recomiendo que para los test pongan información adicional que facilite la solución de estos, pues no siempre basta con lo visto en las conferencias.