This is a final year undergraduate course organised by the University of St Andrews.
This course will not run as part of the SUPA Graduate School during 2018/19.
Next course is planned for August 2019.
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.