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Introduction to solar cells

How do solar cells work, why do we need, and how can we measure their efficiency? These are just some of the questions Introduction to solar cells tackles. Whether you are looking for general insight in this green technology or your ambition is to pursue a career in solar, “Introduction to Solar Cells” is an excellent starting point. The course is a tour through the fundamental disciplines including solar cell history, why we need solar energy, how solar cells produce power, and how they work. During the course we cover mono- and multi-crystalline solar cells, thin film solar cells, and new emerging technologies. The course includes hands-on exercises using virtual instruments, interviews with field experts, and a comprehensive collection of material on solar cells. At the end of the course you will have gained a fundamental understanding of the field. This will allow you to identify the most interesting or relevant aspects to be pursued in your future studies or in your professional career.

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Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Rating 4.7 based on 130 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
Starts Jul 6 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Technical University of Denmark (DTU) via Coursera
Instructors Morten Vesterager Madsen, Martin Helgesen, Anders Skovbo Gertsen
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Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability Electrical Engineering

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solar cell technology in 6 reviews

Very good introductory course for people interested in solar cell technology.

As its name, the course provides a great introduction to solar cell technology.

Interesting course for those willing to gain a better understanding of the state of solar cell technology The course was done very well.

Really enlightened with the concept of solar cell technology .

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basic knowledge in 5 reviews

very informative and it gives you the basic knowledge of solar cells It's really helpful for the beginners as the basics has been explained crystal clear as well as has given brief overview of the advanced technologies in the field of solar cells.

Good The course is very helpful for student to have basic knowledge in solar cells and semiconductor.

recommend it in 5 reviews

It was very useful and interesting general introduction of solar cells especially for beginners in this field, easy and convenient materials and understandable explanations from specialists that encourage you to continue the course to the end, I recommend it .

I know more theory than in university during 2 years;) But in univercity I have the oppurtunity to practise I've enjoyed a lot and will for sure recommend it to any interested person.

I enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this topic.

I highly recommend it!

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so much in 4 reviews

Thank you so much for the opportunity I got through Coursera for this learning..

its really very very informative course thank you so much technical university of Denmark for this amazing course looking foreword for more courses from DTU The course is very interesting and present a useful way to understand the behavior and fabrication of solar cell through different technologies.

Thanks so much!

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really helpful in 4 reviews

The course is really helpful for beginners as the basics are explained crystal clear.

It is really helpful and everybody can learn a lot about this emerging technology which will be one of the most seen ones in the future.

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use of virtual in 3 reviews

I really enjoyed the use of virtual instruments to enhance the learning experience.

The use of virtual instruments and the explanatory videos of Mr. Madsen and other scientists of the DTU are excellent resources to introduce and/or reinforce the concepts.

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Rating 4.7 based on 130 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
Starts Jul 6 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From Technical University of Denmark (DTU) via Coursera
Instructors Morten Vesterager Madsen, Martin Helgesen, Anders Skovbo Gertsen
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Social Sciences Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability Electrical Engineering

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