The coming years will see PV installations established on every possible surface and terrain. At the same time, the efficiency of commonly deployed PV components is rapidly approaching its technological limits. Therefore, the realization of this significant future development will depend on skilled modeling engineers who are well versed in the use of advanced and novel materials, interface engineering and device architectures, as well as in the estimation of the yield of PV systems and their optimum deployment.
This program aims to equip participants with these essential skills. It will deepen your understanding and use of tools and methods to accurately characterize, model and predict the performance and yield of photovoltaic materials, devices and systems. You will learn to examine manufacturing aspects, optimize processes and workflows, find ways to refine and optimize and improve the design of solar cell architectures and PV systems. With these new skills and knowledge, you will be able to improve processes, throughput and efficiency throughout your organization, and optimize current and future developments.
The program consists of the following two courses:
Photovoltaic Material and Device Modeling
Learn how to characterize, understand and improve the performance of PV materials and devices. This will allow you to enhance current processes and workflows, as well as develop new ones for novel solar cell materials or architectures.
Photovoltaic Systems Modeling
Tackle all aspects of the simulation of PV systems. Learn how to assess and improve the performance and yield of existing installations, as well as to develop new and better design of new systems.
Benefits for the Organization
With a comprehensive approach to the modeling of the entire photovoltaic value chain, professionals can develop a deep and wide understanding of the whole PV discipline. With the right skills and knowledge, they will be able to steer and affect the design and development of solar cells and PV installations. This will result in a positive impact on both their organization's performance and our wider society. Enterprises will see an improvement in their employees' ability to improve and innovate their existing operation, and a reduction of costs which previously resulted from mistakes due to a lack of skills and/or understanding of the technical background.