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Course Unit Title : Third Generation Photovoltaics
Course Unit Code : 01FEN5156
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants : ---
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : At the end of this course; next generation photovoltaic technology will be explained and basic tandem cell structures will be given.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : This course cover the advances, necessity and importance of the next generation photovoltaic technologies and the physical properties of tandem device structures.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : Main target of this course is to show the necessity of the next generation solar cell technologies and to explain the tandem cells.
Course Aims : To give general information about the next generation tandem solar cells.
WorkPlacement   Classroom
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Principle of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes, The Role of PN Junction; WILEY; Kıtai A.; ISBN 978-1-4443-1834-0.
Additional Resources : Third Generation Photovoltaics, Advanced Solar Energy Conversion; Springer; Green M. A.; ISBN-10 3-540-26562-7.
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Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
15 4 60  
Homeworks :
3 15 45  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 10 10  
Finals :
1 10 10  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
0  
Course's ECTS Credit :
0      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 100
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
0 0
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 The Three Generation, an Overview
 
2 Black body radiation and solar spectrum
 
3 Energy, Entropy and Efficiency of solar cells
 
4 Single Junctio Cells (p-n Junction)
 
5 Efficiency Losses
 
6 Thermodynamics of single junction cells
 
7 Tandem Cells
 
8 Band-gap Engineering
 
9 Spectrum splitting and Stacking
 
10 Next Generation Solar Cells
 
11 High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells
 
12 Advanced inorganic materials for photovoltaic
 
13 Hybrid solar cells
 
14 Multijunction cell deposition methods
 
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