ELEC 7830/7836 Photovoltaics Class Website



Class Syllabus: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/PSys.pdf


Preliminary Course Content: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/PCC.pdf



Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_11118.pdf

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_11618.pdf

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_11818.pdf

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_12318.pdf

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_12518.pdf

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_13018.pdf

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_20118.pdf

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_20618.pdf

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_20818.pdf

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_21318.pdf

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_21518.pdf

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_22018.pdf

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_22218.pdf

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_22718.pdf

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_30118.pdf

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_32018.pdf

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_32218.pdf

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_32718.pdf

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018 Lecture Notes: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/Lecture_32918.pdf


Proceedings of the class: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/pv_proc2018.pdf


Class Presentation Schedule

Tues 4/3:

            Yufei Chen

            Isanka Jayawardhena

            Sun Kwon


Tues 4/10:

            Hao Lin

            John Samoluk

            Steven Spearman


Tues 4/17:

            Yang Sun

            Justin Van Cleave

            William Vance


Tues 4/24:

            Aaron Whitney

            Bhargav Yelamanchili

            Zhehuan Yu


Class Presentation Topics



Chen, Yufei

Photovoltaic systems and applications

Jayawardhena, Isanka Udayani

Environmental impact of PV

Kwon, Sun Hyun

home based PV system

Lin, Hao

PV manufacturing processes

Samoluk, John M

Survey of photovoltaic conferences, journals, research centers, etc

Spearman, Steven Earl

Hybrid systems

Sun, Yang

Integrating PV to the power grid

Van Cleave, Justin J

photovoltaic devices utilizing nonconjugated conductive polymers

Vance, William H

Environmental impact of PV during the manufacturing, use, and at the end‐of‐life

Whitney, David Aaron

economics/politics/viability of increasing large scale dependence on PV

Yelamanchili, Bhargav

Photovoltaics in India

Yu, Zhehuan

Photovoltaics in China


Homework Assignments

Homework assignment 1: due Monday, 2/5/18: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/pv2018hw1.pdf

Homework assignment 2: due Tuesday, 2/27/18: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/pv2018hw2.pdf

Homework assignment 3: due Friday, 3/30/18:


Homework assignment 4: due the Monday before your scheduled presentation:


Homework assignment 4: due Thursday, 4/26/18:



Example Presentation

Example Conference Style Presentation: http://www.eng.auburn.edu/~deanron/example_presentation.pdf