Photovoltaics and Applications (EE458)

Programme: 

B.Tech (E&E)

Semester: 

Eighth

Category: 

Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

04 (3-1-0)

Content: 

Overview of PV systems, Relevance and adaptology, Economics and efficiency, Insolation and its measurement, Types of cells.  Elements of solar cell operation, Light absorption and carrier generation in semiconductors, Conversion efficiency and factors affecting it, Processing techniques. Concentrators, Stand-alone inverters, Grid operation, Issue of energy storage, General applications, Large PV power systems, Rural power supply systems,  Issues in developing countries,  Unconventional cell systems.

References: 

1. Chenming Hu, R. M. White, Solar cells- From Basic to Advanced Systems, McGraw-Hill.
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Department: 

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 

Contact us

Venkatesa Permul
Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore-575025. Karnataka, India.
Ph : +91-824-2473045
Fax: +91-824-2474039
E-mail: hodee[AT]nitk[DOT]ac[DOT]in

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