Application Invited for Course on Theory and Technology of Silicon Solar Cells at IIT, Bombay

ORG- Theory and Technology of Silicon Solar Cells, IIT Bombay
Closing Date- 13th September, 2019

Silicon PV technology dominates the global PV market with more than 95% of the market share. With the Government of India announcing policies to encourage domestic manufacturing of PV system components in the country, excellent opportunities for high tech employment generation in the PV sector in the country is anticipated.
In the meanwhile, research, and development efforts to improve the efficiency of solar cells and lower the cost continue. The National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay is the premier research center in the field of PV in the country, with a very active research program in the field of silicon PV.
NCPRE has developed 6 inch X 6-inch silicon solar cells with active area efficiency of 21.3%. The course would cover the following topics.
Course Outline
  1. Introduction to the physics of semiconductor devices (band diagram, optical absorption, generation-recombination, transport, pn-junction diode characteristics) –
  2. Theory of silicon solar cells (characteristics of silicon solar cell, design of silicon solar cells – optical design, junctions, passivation, the impact of these parameters on solar cell characteristics, IV measurements, quantum efficiency measurements) –
  3. Fabrication of low – cost industrial full area Al – BSF and local area Al BSF (PERC) silicon (both mono and multi) wafer solar cells –
  4. Simulation of a solar cell using PC1D: a practical session –
  5. Loss analysis of solar cells: a practical session –
  6. Luminescence imaging and Light Beam Induced Current (LBIC) characterization of Si wafer & solar cells for the process, device development and diagnostics –
  7. Advanced silicon solar cells.

Registration and Fee
  1. Academia: INR 12000
  2. Govt. Organization: INR 20000
  3. Industry: INR 20000
  4. Overseas / Foreign National: INR 25000
  5. Student (Full Time): INR 6000

How to apply
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