Introduction to Physics and Technology of Solar Cells Abstract

Direct conversion of solar energy into electricity using solar cell technology has now become a major industry, with over 16 GW of solar cell panels being produced in 2010 almost cost competitive with peaking power in suitable locations. This webinar will focus on the basic physics of solar cells, the material properties, manufacturing technologies, and methods for increasing the conversion efficiency. The physics and status of advanced solar cell technologies will be discussed in the upcoming webinar.