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3-day short-term course by NCPRE, IIT Bombay

The National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay will be conducting a 3-day short-term course on "Theory and Technology of Silicon Solar Cells", coordinated by Prof. Anil Kottantharayil from September 26-28, 2019.

About the course:

Silicon PV technology dominates the global PV market with more than 95% of the market share. The National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay is the premier research centre 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 an active area efficiency of 21.3%.

The 3- course to be conducted by NCPRE would cover the following topics :

- Introduction to the physics of semiconductor devices (band diagram, optical absorption, generation-recombination, transport, pn-junction diode characteristics)

- 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)

- Fabrication of low cost industrial full area Al-BSF and local area Al BSF (PERC) silicon (both mono and multi) wafer solar cells

- Simulation of a solar cell using PC1D: a practical session

- Loss analysis of solar cells: a practical session

- Luminescence imaging and Light Beam Induced Current (LBIC) characterization of Si wafer & solar cells for the process, device development and diagnostics

- Advanced silicon solar cells.

Date:    September 26-28

Time:   9:15 am- 5:15 pm

Venue: Victor Menezes Convention Centre (VMCC), IIT Bombay