Photovoltaic Devices and Applications On-Line Course(2)

Photovoltaic Devices and Applications International Internet On-Line Course

25 July through 17 October 2005 (12 weeks)

The University of New South Wales Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering (UNSW CPVE) is offering the on-line course Photovoltaic Devices and Applications.

This course is designed for people with engineering back- grounds or 3rd year and above engineering students who are interested in working within the renewable energy sector. Applicants for the twelve-week course need to supply a summary of their background in Photovoltaics or a similar technical area and should expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in study.

The course modules include the following:

1 The Characteristics of Sunlight 2 Semiconductor and P-N Junctions 3 The Behaviour of Solar Cells 4 Cell Properties and Design 5 PV Cell Interconnection and Module Fabrication 6 Stand-Alone Photovoltaic System Components 7 Designing Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems 8 Specific Purpose Photovoltaic Applications 9 Remote Area Supply Systems 10 Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems 11 Photovoltaic Water Pumping System Components 12 PV Water Pumping System Design

25 multimedia lectures (45-50 minutes each) are supplied on disc in addition to traditional teaching materials.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of study from the Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Places are limited.

Further information regarding the on-line course (including registration details and a sample lecture) can be found at the following web address:

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(click on Photovoltaic Devices and Applications).

For more information about The UNSW Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering and The ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics and Photonics can be found at

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Rob Largent Manager, Design Assistance Division Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering The University of New South Wales

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