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19 December 2017 09:41 Age: 2 yrs

CHEETAH Nano-MOOC: Fundamentals of solar cells (advanced topics)

December, 10th - 24th 2017 - Online - CHEETAH webinar platform

Prof. Antonio Martí - UPM-IES


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 om his/her own needs and time availability.

The following courses were  launched, as a pilot experience, so if the esperience will be successful, the activity can also be transfered to upcoming intiative to share knowledge  in PV in very wide communities

  • Designing dopant diffusions in silicon solar cells

  • Circuit simulation of solar cells and modules

  • Advanced topics on solar cell



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.

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.  

More information and registration