2.627 Fundamentals of Photovoltaics


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Fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection. Studies commercial and emerging photovoltaic technologies. Cross-cutting themes include conversion efficiencies, loss mechanisms, characterization, manufacturing, systems, reliability, life-cycle analysis, and risk analysis. Photovoltaic technology evolution in the context of markets, policies, society, and environment. Graduate students complete additional work.

This class has no prerequisites.

2.627 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. Buonassisi.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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