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Course Unit Title : Principles of Solar Cells
Course Unit Code : 01FZK5178
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; students will learn pn junction structure, basics of solar cells and similar semiconductor devices.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : This course covers semiconductor device physics principles, pn junctions and solar cell structures.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish-English
Course Goals : Main target of this course is to explain the role of pn junction and give the working principles of solar cells, LEDs and Diodes.
Course Aims : Aim of this course is to give general information about solar cell device working principles.
WorkPlacement   Classroom
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Principles of Solar Cells, LEDs and Diodes, The role of the PN junction; Wiley; Kıtai A.; ISBN-9781444318340.
Additional Resources : Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering; Wiley; Luque A.; Second Edition; ISBN-978-0-470-72169-8.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
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 Semiconductor Physics I.
 
2 Semiconductor Physics II.
 
3 pn Junction Diode Overview
 
4 pn Junction theory
 
5 Homojunctions
 
6 Heterojunctions
 
7 Photon Emission and Absorption
 
8 The Solar Cell an Overview
 
9 Solar Cell Design and Analysis
 
10 Solar Cell Efficiency
 
11 Silicon Solar Cell Technology
 
12 Thin Film Solar Cells
 
13 Organic Solar Cells
 
14 Light Emitting Diodes
 
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