EE 339S: Solar Energy Conversion Devices

An investigation of basic principles of photovoltaic devices which convert light into charger carriers (electrons and holes). Topics include electrons and holes in semiconductors, generation and recombination, junctions, analysis of the p-n junction, silicon and III-V semiconductor solar cell design and optimization, thin film solar cell technologies, managing light, strategies for higher efficiency, and a brief overview of non-photovoltaic approaches to solar energy conversion. Electrical Engineering 339S and 379K (Topic 4: Solar Energy Conversion Devices) may not both be counted. 

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Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Electrical Engineering 339.