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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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Rating 4.7 based on 258 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
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

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.

I really enjoyed the use of virtual instruments to enhance the learning experience.I can highly recommend the course if you have an interest in solar cell technology.

Really enlightened with the concept of solar cell technology .

It is an interesting topic and the format was great for getting an understanding of solar cell technology.

Although the course provides a good overview on all the aspects of solar cell technology and is recommended to be completed for solar technology enthusiasts.

This course is 100% recommended This course was very useful and interesting as I learned about all the basics of solar cell technology, how it works, current market scenario, production methods of various types of cells, current research and development and the upcoming future aspects of Solar cell technology.

Great introduction to solar cell technology!

I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning about Solar Cell Technology Very Good Course It is very helpful course, the instructor gave the idea in clear way and there were a lot of useful resources.

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field of solar

I highly enjoyed the content and gained valuable information from the brief overview of the advanced technologies in the field of solar cells.

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 interesting course that gives you a good understanding of the field of solar energy Highly recommend this course.

This course had really given me a detailed insight into the field of solar technologies and the possibilities in the future.

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easy to follow

Super informative, easy to follow along, and easy to learn and absorb.

excelente curso muy completo Interesting and informative course, easy to follow.

Introduction to solar cells: well structured course, easy to follow, and direct to the pointFirst, I would like to thank M. Morten V. Madsen for this course.

The explanations of M. Morten V. Madsen are very direct to the point and easy to follow.

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really enjoyed

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

On point; Interesting & engaging;Encourages and provides materials for further exploration;Up to date with the technology I really enjoyed the course.

I really enjoyed this course, the video explanation were really clear and when I had any doubt the written explanation always helped me.

A great course I really enjoyed it as it fit into my need for being more aware of the terminologies and ideas related to solar cells.

I really enjoyed the proposed video-reading dynamic, and the length of these resources was appropriate.

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recommend it

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!

ff very interesting The best course I took for him The professor is excellent in ateaching Congratulations and thanks to the DTU teachers envolved in the course specially to Dr. Morten V. Madsen, regarding my industrial engineering background I found the course quite interesting and I would recommend it to anyone interested in photovoltaics.

Maravilloso curso para comprender la operacion de las celdas solares y sus beneficios en la integracion a los sistemas de suministro electrico Awesome course and awesome lecturer, definitely would recommend it to anyone who's interested in solar energy.

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different types

Learn the different types of solar cells available, with their advantages and disadvantages.

This course introduced me to many different types of technologies out that are out there- especially emerging technologies that are not on the market yet.

i learned all basics about solar cell, all different types,their methods of manufacturing, uses,etc.the course was so good and had so much interesting knowledge It was a bit complex for a beginner, but I learned a lot, thanks very good course to learn and building curiosity about the new topics This was my first course, it was interesting, it encouraged me to learn more from such online courses.

Motivated to learn more about different types of Solar cells and to implement my knowledge.

This course enhances the knowledge of basics and different types of solar cells.

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my knowledge

Awesome programme which will add to my knowledge base.

With this course my knowledge in solar has really improved lot and will help me in many ways.

It has allowed me to understand the principle of operation of a photovoltaic solar cell; my knowledge in electronics and physics has increased.

It certainly improved my knowledge about solar energy to a large extent.

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for beginners

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

A very well defined course for beginners.

Amazing course <3 REALLY GOOD FOR BEGINNERS This course has helped me to know the first photovoltaic solar technologies.

Very good course for beginners to who wants to study and work in this area.

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so much

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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The course provided me with basic knowledge of how solar cells works.

This course gives good basic knowledge about how solar cells are useful in our daily life purpose I HAVE ENJOYED A LOT OF THIS COURSE AND OBTAINED INFORMATION THAT WILL BE VERY USEFUL IN MY CAREER AND IN THE PROJECTS THAT I AM GOING TO DEVELOP AS AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT.

I recommend to have some basic knowledge of electric behaviour of materials, circuits (Kirchoff, diodes), radiation and crystal structure for better understanding.

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A good stepping stone to learn more about the subject.

Very good and I want to learn more about solar technology Pefert......Introduction to solar cells Great course!

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cell technologies

Course has covered all the kind of solar cell technologies and their advantages and opportunities for further improvement.

Very informing and well explained course about basics of solar cell technologies.

It's a really great course to understand solar cell technologies.

The content goes through the history os solar cells and goes various solar cell technologies.

The course covers both the technical and economic aspects of solar cell technologies.

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Solar Community Organizer $37k

Inside Solar Advisor $46k

Community Solar Specialist $57k

Solar Technician $65k

Solar PV Instructor $70k

Senior Solar Advisor Consultant $70k

Commercial Solar Technician $76k

Regional Solar Sales Manager $82k

Scientist/ B cells/ Immune Response $83k

Scientist / T-Cells $99k

Commercial Solar Project Manager $103k

Controller - Solar Energy Materials $131k

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Rating 4.7 based on 258 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
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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