What you will learn:
- Design a complete photovoltaic system for any particular application and location.
- Reflect on the role of solar energy in both the energy transition towards a sustainable future and climate change mitigation.
- Understand the physical working principles of photovoltaic energy conversion in solar cells.
- Recognize and describe the various photovoltaic technologies and evaluate their applicability using various metrics related to performance, costs, reliability and circularity of PV.
- Gain knowledge that will empower you to contribute to your local community, including integration of large scale utility and residential solar electricity in the grid for clean and sustainable energy solutions.
- Learn about improving energy access by last mile electrification of rural regions using autonomous photovoltaic-battery systems.
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