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nano-MOOC: Fundamentals of solar cells (advanced topics)



Fundamentals of solar cells (advanced topics)

prof. Antonio Martí - UPM-IES

Interactive access from Dec. 14th to 27th 2017


CHEETAH e-learning platform has launched a series of nano-MOOCs Massive Online Open Courses  “Learning PV at Cheetah speed”  proposed and realized by Instituto de Energía Solar Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - IES-UPM under the leadership of prof. Carlos del Cañizo.

They are independent courses so any interested student, younger researcher and also, Engineers, R&D staff can register for just one of them, of for the three of them if they like.

Interested participants can follow at their own path, with an estimated student effort of around 20 hours hours of dedication from the student, including the presentations, readings and exercise.

They are very specific beyond “Fundamentals of PV”, focused on a relevant topic for researchers and PhD students, and accessible online, so that anyone can access based on his/her own needs and time availability.


Fundamentals of solar cells (advanced topics)


The second  course of this series is offered by prof. Antonio Martí IES-UPM and it is titled “Fundamentals of solar cells (advanced topics).

Prof. A. Martí and prof. A. Luque  have been within the pioneers in proposing new concepts for solar cells could provide large photogenerated currents while maintaining a high output voltage [1].

The objectives of this course are the following :

  • to understand the difference in Shockley models for solar cells
  • to understand the implications of photon recycling
  • to understand the fundamentals of the intermediate band solar cell
  • to understand “quasi-Fermi levels

Video-presentations, suggested readings and exercises  will help students and younger researchers to go deeper into this very important topic with an estimated student effort of around 20 hours.  

[1]: A. Luque and A. Martí , Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 5014 (1997)


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Contacts to get more information on this event:

Dr. Antonio Martí UPM-IES
Dr. Carlos del Cañizo UPM-IES

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