Solar 202 Powerpoint is available for download.
Notes are available here.
Video will be posted soon!
For Further Reading:
Science of PV:
– Clicking around this section of the EERE site will yield a lot of very accessible information of both the scientific and more practical nature
– A bit out of date but pretty readable about the limits of photovoltaic production: K. Zweibel, Harnessing Solar Power: The Photovoltaics Challenge; Plenum Press, 1990
– Focused more for people who want to build/install but still nice: R. J. Komp, Practical Photovoltaics: Electricity from Solar Cells, 3rd ed. revised, aatec publications, 2002
– More details on organic solar cells: S. Sun, N. S. Sariciftci, Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials, and Devices [if you’re into that kind of thing]
– Articles on up and coming technologies:
- TCO’s are pretty important in a lot of current research – eliminating very basic efficiency limiter of metal contacts obstructing some absorption area:
- E. Fortunato et al ‘Transparent Conducting Oxides for Photovoltaics’ available here –> http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FMRS%2FMRS32_03%2FS088376940000693Xa.pdf&code=107598027c4767bbd990e75cf703ee45 if you’re on a Yale network
- A really awesome example of nanostructured solar:http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/arpa-e-award-caltechs-harry-atwater-aims-for-50-solar-efficiency
– Company-specific developments:
- Suntech: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/business/energy-environment/suntech-power-on-financial-brink.html?_r=0
- First Solar: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/business/energy-environment/first-solar-to-cut-2000-jobs-and-close-a-german-factory.html?ref=firstsolarinc
- Sharp Solar: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/business/global/sony-sharp-and-panasonic-report-significant-losses.html
- Solyndra failure: