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Introduction to Photovoltaic

Course id: 0005


Solar power is a vital alternative source to meet humans’ massive demand for energy. Unlike traditional energy sources, solar power is a renewable, sustainable and clean energy with an extremely low carbon footprint. Hence, the capacity of grid connected photovoltaic systems had been increasing at an average annual rate of 60% since 2004.

Photovoltaic involves the use of semiconductor materials to convert light into electricity, and is one of the fastest growing field due to its rapid commercialisation. The bulk of research and development is currently focused on increasing the efficiencies of solar panels while lowering its cost and energy going into production.

This course is intended for the participants to understand the photovoltaic principle and practical criteria for designing photovoltaic systems.

Course Highlight

Participants will have a good understanding of photovoltaic principles, be able to estimate the performance of photovoltaic systems under various operating conditions, understand the factors affecting solar cell performance and have an overview of the design criteria for off grid photovoltaic systems.

What you will learn

  • Overview of photovoltaic technology and development
  • Essential concepts of semiconductor material and photovoltaic
  • Fundamentals and methods of evaluating solar cell performance
  • Material and global solar resource effects for photovoltaic systems
  • Simulated and actual photovoltaic system measurements
  • IEC standards for PV energy prediction
  • Thin film solar cells

Who should attend

This course is for engineers, system integrators and technicians who are, or would like to be, involved with photovoltaic technology. It is also suitable for managers and decision makers in a technical role who are intending to implement photovoltaic systems.


Participants should have rudimentary knowledge of semiconductor materials, optoelectronics, mathematics and basic programming.

Course methodology

This course is presented in a workshop style with example-led lectures interlaced with hands-on practical for maximum understanding. Matlab/Octave would be used in the hand-on practicals for simulation purposes.

Course duration

2 days.

Course structure

Day 1
  • Overview: Photovoltaic technology and development, global perspective of the photovoltaic industry, photovoltaic types
  • Photovoltaic Fundamentals: Basic semiconductor physics, the photovoltaic process, solar cell manufacturing process
  • Photovoltaic Performance: Solar cell performance, solar panel performance
  • Hands-on Practical 1: Ideal solar cell and solar panel performance
  • Global Solar Resource: Fundamental properties of light, sun-earth geometry, material and light Interaction
  • Hands-on Practical 2: Predicting solar cell efficiencies across the light spectrum
Day 2
  • Photovoltaic system measurements: Simulated indoor testing, actual outdoor testing
  • Hands-on Practical 3: Comparison between indoor test and outdoor test
  • Thin film solar cells: Introduction of thin film solar cells, industrial applications of thin film solar cells
  • Hand-on Practical 4: Performance of multi-junction solar cells
  • Photovoltaic Systems: System configuration, IEC standards for photovoltaic energy prediction, reliability of PV systems


Dr Yingning Qiu

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