3 CFU – Alessio Bosio
The energy problem is central for the present and future of human activities. The control of the energy resources exploitation and the reduction of the environmental impact, resulting from their use are not only political and economic immediate issues, but it represents a scientific and technological challenge. One of the main alternatives to fossil fuels is the photovoltaic technology.
The course deepens the photovoltaic knowledge both from a physical and technological point of view.
In particular, the main topics are:
Physics of the photovoltaic effect
The solar cell
Characteristics of materials and devices
Comparison between different technologies
From cells to modules
The photovoltaic system - the conditioning system and the power control
The PV electrical capability
Advantages and Disadvantages of PV
Recycling and life cycle assessment
Cost of energy produced by photovoltaic technology