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CHEETAH knowledge Exchange Portal is an integral part of CHEETAH project web site powered and developed by DTE unit of ENEA ©2014 - 2018 with support of all CHEETAH Partners. Starting from early 2018, CHEETAH KEP moved its first steps to became EERA Knowledge Exchange Platform for PV Technology (KEPT-PV). A new name for the previous platform characterizing our will to serve better and more efficiently in Knowledge Exchange a wider European and International PV RTD community.
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Based on the fruitful results and experiences of SOPHi@Webinar  the internal  e-learning platform of 7FP-SOPHIA project and CHEETAH webinar Platform , CHEETAH KEPT-PV  platform is continuing to offer  on-line in-depth training and discussions to all CHEETAH and EERA-PV members by targeted courses/seminaries open, on request, to any interested non-CHEETAH / EERA-PV university or  research organization, particularly students and resarchers at their early stage of their career  on:

  • Comprehensive information and transfer of knowldege on different R&D topic concering  Joint Research Activities
  • A presentation on several outstanding technical-scientific results highlighting  the potential in utilizing  the infrastructure/technique/scientific protocols and sharing common  expertise

By collecting and proposing the whole set of lectures  as  complete "virtual"  courses  in PV organized by  topics in dedicated specific web CHEETAH KEPT-PV offers new set of on-line courses named CHEETAH PVirtual Academy courses.


Offered by streaming and with interaction with the speaker from Dec 30th 2017 to Jan 15th 2018

This  webinar complements other webinars on PV simulations already launched by  CHEETAH project  and offered by LNEG  UPM and IFE. Particularly the webinar of dr. Segate (TECNALIA)  will deepen in the modeling of heterogeneous PV systems and use of storage in PV systems under self-consumption schemes.

Offered by streaming and interaction with the speaker from Dec 21th 2017 to Jan 15h 2018

Modelling PV is presently one of the most important tools in both Research and Design situations. the  modeling of PV technologies chain from the  interaction of solar Energy with materials, to PV System modelling including PV modules and BOS components plays today an important role. The webinar presents some of the modelling options, and the main results and problems with their application through also a preliminary  SWOT analysis.

Offered by streaming and interaction with the speaker from Dec14th to Dec31th 2017

As part of the series of nano-MOOCs “Learning PV at Cheetah speed”, the third  webcourse “Simulation of solar cells & modules with equivalent circuits” offered by prof. David Fuertes will help students,  younger researchers, Engineers, and R&D staff to go deeper into the topic with an estimated student effort of around 20 hours.

Offered by streaming and interaction with the speaker from Dec10th to Dec31th 2017

This second course of the nano-MOOCs “Learning PV at Cheetah speed” series proposed and realized by Instituto de Energía Solar  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - IES-UPM is offered by prof. Antonio Martì - IES-UPM  and it is titled “Fundamentals of solar cells (advanced topics)”. Video-presentations, suggested readings and exercises  will help students and younger researchers to go deeper into the topic with an estimated student effort of around 20 hours.   

Offered by streaming and interaction with the speaker from Dec07th to Dec31th 2017

CHEETAH e-learning platform has launched a series of nano-MOOCs “Learning PV at Cheetah speed” proposed and realized by Instituto de Energía Solar  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - IES-UPM. This first course is offered by prof. Carlos del Cañizo and it is titled “Designing dopant diffusions in silicon solar cells”. This course which include presentations, key references, and exercises will help students, younger scientists and R&D engineers  to go deeper into the topic with video-presentations, suggested readings and exercises. Interested participants can follow at their own path, with an estimated student effort of around 20 hours.   

Took place on Dec, 06th 2017

This webinar introduces  1D device simulator PC1Dmod for Si solar cell simulation, including state-of-the-art physical models to extract  important emitter parameters  such as J0e and Rsh and extraction of surface recombination velocity parameters from experimental data. Simulation is used as input for larger cell structures . The second part introduces device modelling of three different solar cell architectures (IBC-HIT, Silicon heterojunction, and ZnO/Cu2O heterojunction) using Silvaco Atlas.

Took place on Nov, 03rd 2017

Solar cells based on the kesterite structure highlight for being composed of earth-abundant and nontoxic elements and for possessing high absorption coefficient with a suitable band gap, but their photovoltaic performances are decreased by low open-circuit voltage. More efforts are still needed to further increase the cell efficiency of the Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells to reach competitive efficiency to CdTe and CIGS solar cells. This  webinar deals with two of the more urgent issues of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4: the relationship among disorder, defectivity and optoelectronic properties  and the  effects of alkali bulk treatment on cell parameters.

Took place on Oct, 23rd 2017

Goal of the webinar is to introduce R2R-roll-to-roll printing processes used to manufacture arbitrary shape and decorative semitransparent organic photovoltaics panels. In addition, roll-to-roll system integration processes to manufacture functional photovoltaic systems on flexible foils and further integrate them 3D application using roll-to-roll injection moulding.

Took place on Oct, 05th 2017

A lock-in amplifier is a type of amplifier  widely used to  extract signals with a known carrier wave from an extremely noisy signal environment. The fundamentals of the “lock-in” measurement technique for electrical characterization will be reviewed. Special emphasis will be given to a practical example of use of a real lock-in device in standard solar cell measurement (quantum efficiency).

Took place on Sep, 14th 2017

This webinar  offered by CRES consists of two parts. The first one focusses  in the performance  characterization of PV  modules in outdoor condition according to IEC standards. The second part presents a comprehensive comparison between a poly-Si and a-Si/μ-Si thin-film tandem PV module under Long-term outdoor conditions in Greece.

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