This course is not offered in 2020/21.  It is a biennial course and is next expected to run in 2021/22. 

This is a 2 day residential SUPA course organised by the University of St Andrews with lecturers from several Universities.

This course will provide an introduction to solar photovoltaics (PV). Lectures will introduce the problem of energy supply, and the amount of solar power potentially available. The general principles of PV will be covered, followed by lectures on a range of current and future PV technologies: crystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous silicon, thin film inorganic semiconductors, and organic semiconductor PV. Three lab sessions will enable students to explore key ideas in the lectures.

This is an intensive two-day course, using a range of invited lecturers from SUPA institutions.

Assessment: Problem Sheets and reports on laboratory experiments.