Spring 2012, Course Information
PHYS 4400, Principles and Varieties of Solar Energy
PHYS 6980, Fundamentals of Solar Cells

  Instructors: Randy Ellingson and Mike Heben

Introduction, Syllabus, and General Information (updated March 20, 2012)

Class Schedule:

Tuesday, Thursday, 12:30 - 1:45 pm in R1 2000N

Final Exam:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 12:30 - 2:30 pm in R1 2000N

Projects (teams and topics) Project Information (click here).  Meet together with your team members regularly to prepare a high quality presentation addressing the business and technology case for starting a company in your assigned solar cell technology.  Presentations will last 25 minutes and be followed by 10 min of questions.  Individual grades will be assigned with 50% weight based on the team presentation and 50% weight based on the individual's portion of the presentation.   Organize and divide the presentation so that each person has a chance to present.   Address questions such as.... What are the technological and business strengths and weaknesses of your proposition?  Do you have research, development, or engineering goals or challenges?  How might these be overcome?  What part of the country should your company locate?   What market are you attacking, and why?   Include an analysis of the LCOE for your PV technology.


Quizzes (dates may change):

Midterm Exam: