Photovoltaic cells (also known as solar cells) are used to generate electricity in residential, commercial, utility and off-grid sectors. You will learn how solar cells work and explore the latest advances in photovoltaic technology. We will compare silicon, cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium selenide, gallium arsenide, organic, dye-sensitized, and multi-junction solar cells. We will evaluate the relative effectiveness of these different materials and examine how costs compare both to each other and to other sources of energy.
- The fundamentals of photovoltaic energy
- What different materials and methods are used to manufacture solar cells
- How to compare the cost effectiveness of different types of solar cells
- What career advancement opportunities exist in this growing industry