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An online and interactive photovoltaic textbook.  Embedded within the textbook are several Java and flash simulations.  These simulations along with live calculators allow students to interact with the material.  The following chapters are included;Chapter 1 - IntroductionChapter 2 - Properties of SunlightChapter 3 - PN JunctionChapter 4 - Solar Cell OperationChapter 5 - Design of Silicon CellsChapter 6 - Manufacturing Si CellsChapter 7 - Modules and ArraysChapter 8 - Characterization
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Material Type: Open Textbook
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 29, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 29, 2010
Submitter: David Shaheen
Keywords: photovoltaic, solar


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Java, Shockwave, Flash
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessibility Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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6 years ago

David Shaheen (Faculty)

Excellent photovoltaic online textbook with embedded simulations and calculators.
Time spent reviewing site: 3 hours