Physics of Solar Cells

Physics of Solar Cells

University of Freiburg

This course covers the following topics:

1. Introduction

2. Principle Structure

3. Conversion Efficiency and Solar Spectrum

4. Limitations of Solar Cell Performance: Spectral and Current Losses

5. Limitation of Solar Cell Performance: Voltage Limitation

6. Limitation of Solar Cell Performance: Fill Factor Losses

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the fundamental physical processes of photovoltaic energy conversion.

2. Describe the operating principles of photovoltaic devices.

3. Apply the knowledge of photovoltaic energy conversion and operating principles of photovoltaic devices to any kind of solar cell.

Dr. Uli Würfel

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