Photo-Voltaic Technology & Nano-Catalysis

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Dr. Satyanarayan Dhal

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Course Name : Photo-Voltaic Technology & Nano-Catalysis

Code(Credit) : CUTM 1401(3-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • This course will educate students on the design, working of photo voltaic technology and use of materials in nanoscale in these photovoltaics.
  • This course will provide the study of several types of nanocatalysts for various industrial applications.

Learning Outcomes

  • The students will be able to obtain adequate knowledge regarding several photovoltaic technologies and its various applications in nano-scale.
  • The students will be able to gain significant knowledge about industrial catalytic processes and catalysts at nano-levels which helps them to apply for several industrial applications.

Course Syllabus

Module 1:

Electro-Magnetic visible spectrum, Optical absorption, Direct bandgap & indirect bandgap semiconductors, Minority carrier transport properties.

Practice 1: To calculate the sun position at a given place and time and thereby study the variation in power production in a solar photovoltaic panel with respect to the change in incidence angle.

Practice 2: Learn how to assess the solar energy potential of a site

Module 2:

Surface and interface recombination; PN junctions and transport of charge carriers; Solar cell parameters; Photo current & spectral responses; Types of different generation of PV systems: 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation PV systems

Practice 3 : Find the GHI using the pyranometer data and assess the feasibility of a solar PV station in the area

Practice 4: Learn how to assess the solar energy potential of a site using a pyrheliometer.

Practice 5: To measure the outlet and inlet temperatures of the parabolic trough collector as a function of angle of incidence of solar radiation.

Practice 6: To measure the outlet and inlet temperatures and flow rate of the parabolic trough collector as a function of flow rate variation.

Module 3:

Si photovoltaics; Thin film solar cell production; Nano coating on photovoltaics; ; CdTe PV systems

Module 4:

CIGs PV Systems; Dye-sensitized solar cell; III-V multi junction solar cells; Organic solar cell; OPV working principles; Perovskite solar cell;

Module 5:

Quantum dots based solar cells; Nanowire based solar cells; Carbon nanomaterials based solar cells,

Module 6:

Nano catalyst production; Use of graphene as nano catalytic applications; Artificial photosynthesis; CO2 conversion;

Module 7:

Photocatalysis; Au nanoparticle as effective catalyst; Hydrogen production using nanocatalyst, Nano titanium oxide as photocatalyst

Reference Books:

  1. Solar Energy: The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion, technologies and systems;    Olindo Isabella, Klaus Jäger, Arno Smets, René van Swaaij, Miro Zeman.
  1. Nanomaterials in catalysis; Philippe Serp, Karine Philippot.

Session Plan

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Practice 1 (2 hours) : To calculate the sun position at a given place and time and thereby study the variation in power production in a solar photovoltaic panel with respect to the change in incidence angle.

- VLab

Session 4

Session 5

Practice 2 (2 hours) : Learn how to assess the solar energy potential of a site

- VLab

Session 6

Session 7

Practice 3 (2 hours) : Find the GHI using the pyranometer data and assess the feasibility of a solar PV station in the area

- VLab

Session 9

Practice 4 (2 hours): Learn how to assess the solar energy potential of a site using a pyrheliometer.

- Vlab

Session 10

PN Junctions and transport of charge carriers :

Semiconductor junction

Semiconductor junction-II

PPT

Session 11

Session 12

Practice 5 (2 hours) : To measure the outlet and inlet temperatures of the parabolic trough collector as a function of angle of incidence of solar radiation

- Vlab

Session 14

Practice 6 (2 hours) :To measure the outlet and inlet temperatures and flow rate of the parabolic trough collector as a function of flow rate variation.

- VLab

Session 17

Thin film solar cell production :

Thin film solar cells

Thin Film solar Cells

A Review (PPT)

Session 34

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