The courses are delivered as e-lectures, reading material, in online meetings, using example problems in exercise sheets. At the end of the semester there is the possibility to travel to Freiburg, Germany, for three to five days for the voluntary Campus Phase which includes exams, meeting fellow students and lecturers and much more.
In this section you find the individual courses giving you the basics about solar cells as well as an insight in the most recent and innovative concepts.
Our courses are CAS-certified (Certificate of Advanced Studies) which ensures a high level for our content.
Solar cells and photovoltaic systems are high-tech devices, which directly convert sunlight into electricity. The underlying scientific principles of these devices have been researched for decades with even more to come. This module condenses the expertise gained over the years to enable a substantial scientific understanding of photovoltaic energy conversion.Read more
This module gives a wide overview on solar thermal systems and their main components. Starting with basic issues of physical processes and design options for non-concentrating and concentrating solar thermal collectors, systems engineering based on these technolgies will be presented. Here the complex systems for different applications ranging from solar water heating to process heat for industry to solar thermal power production will be described.Read more
This module covers the whole value chain of silicon solar cells starting from quartz and finishes with the complete module. Students will learn how silicon is produced from quartz and how this silicon is purified, crystallized and cut into wafers. Based on this knowledge, students will be able to develop new and optimized processing sequences and design concepts for silicon solar cells.Read more
Understanding prototype solar cells is key to further development. This module provides practical as well as theoretical insights into common characterization techniques used for solar cell characterization. The module also provides an advanced understanding of multi-dimensional effects in solar cell and material characterization.Read more
Decentralized electricity generation and fluctuating availability pose a challenge on grid stability. This module provides comprehensive understanding of interaction between PV systems and the power grid. It is about control aspects of PV Systems and the integration of a huge amount of PV energy in the electricity grid. Furthermore, this module gives a wide overview on smart grids and renewable energy systems.Read more
This module provides comprehensive fundamental understanding of the basics for Si-based, CIGS, and CdTe thin-film solar cells, modules, and module production. With this knowledge students will be able to understand the different types of thin-film solar cells, their role in the PV market and the specific applications in which thin-film solar cells excel. They will also be able to assess present and future novel photovoltaic concepts.Read more
Why not combine the full knowledge of all the different courses! Our successful Master program gives you the possibility to get a full-range solar energy engineer with a real german Master of Science degree (M.Sc.). The upper course-program is part of the curriculum of the full program. Just contact the program coordinator to check your possibilities. This program is presented you by the University of Freiburg and the Fraunhofer ISE.Go to SEE Master Program.
You can work fulltime while studying in this program. The support team is really supportive wether it was for our university studies or for our personal things.
The campus phases are really nice to meet the professors and the fellow students, you can have informal discussions and the full packed program has also many social aspects with a dinner and a company visit for example.
I recommend the program because it is a good opportunity to start a new career in the PV sector.
It is very interactive and well organized. You can get in touch with a lot of people that are quiet experienced and have a lot of knowledge about this field. So this is the best course you could choose.
This program is one oft he best programms in the field. It is not like the others because it goes into the deepest details of the manufacturing process, the characterization and technology and it enrichtes your knowledge towards the future scenarios of the energy worldwide.
I can study wherever and wherever I like. The campus phase gives an additional highlight. It gives you the chance to meet your fellow students and the lecturers. If you want to go in depth into solar this program is the right choice.
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