Very concise and to the point. Stable and calm teaching. Was my first foray into renewable energy and absolutely loved it. The course instructor was brilliant and had a stable command over the topic.
If you are a beginner and want to learn about practical aspects of solar cells, this is the course. Well structure, paced and with clear goals. The lessons and exercises are clear and well-directed.
by Bautista G L•
Very intresting course with very clear and well explained material. The teacher who conducts the course and all the professors who speak on videos are really experts on the subject and know how to transmit knowledge. The syllabus is the exact and necessary for someone who knows little or none about the topic. It really encouraged me to keep on learning about solar cell technologies and applications.
by Sishitha P•
Very clear to understand basic concepts,better not to skip the interview parts as they have some very vital information on the current and past technology and development .A really vivid description and bit sized info to get it straight to our brains and thought provoking .I wish that a second course on the photo-voltaics in space applications be introduced.A big thanks to the instructors:)
by Rahul T•
This course was very useful and interesting as I learned about all the basics of solar cell technology, how it works, current market scenario, production methods of various types of cells, current research and development and the upcoming future aspects of Solar cell technology. It certainly improved my knowledge about solar energy to a large extent.
by Shrey P•
This course great insights into the past, present and future scope of Solar Energy. The course instructor Mr.Morten V. Madsen, really made the topic easy to understand. The reading materials given at the end of each video were quite helpful and concise. I would recommend taking this course to understand the basics and other aspects of solar energy.
by Farhan I Z L E•
I am thoroughly satisfied with the course.It delivered what i expected it to.It is as it's name implies, an introduction.It didn't go too deep into the technical details, but it helped me gain a solid understanding of how solar cells work and also understand the different types of solar cell technologies and what their advantages and drawbacks are.
by Eddie C•
I enjoyed this very short introduction to photovoltaic technology. Even though I'm a physicist, this is a topic that is not often discussed in typical college courses and the instructor has made the important details available here. I also appreciated the hands-on approach with the simulated solar cells and links to additional information.
by Piyush K•
I have learnt a lot. Helped me to understand all the concept required by a fresher in the renewable sector. Ranging from materials to spectrum analysis, generations of solar cells and even production of a solar cell. All the concepts helped me a lot. Looking forward to learning more in this field. Thank you for making this course.
by Vitor H•
This course was excellent. The teacher and classes are very good, the content is well prepared. I am a graduate student in Electrical Engineering here in Brazil and I found the content of this course very important. Although English is not my main language, I had no difficulty in being able to follow the course. I recommend
by Julian S•
I really like how the course was made, the information it give us at the beginning help me to understand what the course was going to be and it also give me the knowledge to have a better kind of conversation about this topic. I love the course, and I love the way the profesor explain everything, thanks you for everything.
by Carlo S•
I found this course very challenging (I am not an engineer) but also very interesting. There is a good combination of videos, reading and quizzes,
What I would suggest is to cover more the economics of solar cells, to understand how the various technologies fit in the value chain of the solar business.
by ESPINO, M J (•
The course was very interesting and full of well-explained and concise content. The teacher shows great mastery and uses appropriate learning tools that aid the progress of the course. I highly recommend the course and the teacher, Mr. Madsen, with his good flow of topics and good explanations.
by Alan L•
Superb overview of solar cell technologies. I gained a real perspective on solar cell technologies and the research that is ongoing in this area. As a graduate materials science student hoping to get into PV technology, this gave a superb overview of the topic that I am going to be delving into.
by Isaac M M•
Great course, extremely interesting and thought provoking. I was looking for a more in-depth course about solar energy and this was an excellent choice. It covered subjects of electrical engineering that I was specifically interested and gave further resources to learn more. Congratulations!
by Bellam J B•
This course is very much informative and easy to learn basics of solar cells. It also makes learners to think about future perspectives of solar energy. Virtual instruments clearly demonstrates effects and results to understand. Sometimes cross talks from experts are overtaking instructor.
by Mike J•
Really good introductory course to a wide variety of solar cell technologies. Instructor was great and easy to listen to. Some material gets into actual application and selection of materials but mostly an overview of solar technology. I recommend for beginners in the field such as myself.
by Ashita S•
Thank you so much Technical University of Denmark for designing a course on the solar cell technologies in detail. Learned about the advantages and disadvantages of the various solar cell technologies.
This course was so enlightening and informative at the same time. Thank you!
by Nicolas N•
Excelent starting point for learning about how PV systems work and the production of solar cells. Great teaching methodology with absolutely clear videos/lessons, reading material and impresive spoken english skills of the teacher. Overall a highly recomended course. 10 points
by Gioele B•
A complete overview of the most important technologies of solar cells and how they work. Very clear explanations about the common ones such as silicon solar cells and an interesting discussion about the future technologies especially for the third generations solar cells.
by Ushnish D T•
I am very glad I took up this course from Coursera. The contents and the study material of this course was pretty clear and to the point. It helped me gain a lot of knowledge through quizzes and illustrative videos. I would surely recommend this course to other people.
by Roberto D S H•
This course has been very fun and interesting. I love how it was designed; it's very easy to navigate and understand its content. I will give a shout-out to the course instructor and any other person who helped design/deliver it to the students. A job very well done.
by MANISH K•
Every session of the course was bringing in new information and was exciting till the very end.
This course has made me aware about the various technologies/ processes/ advantage/ demerits of different types of Solar Cells with Video presentations & the Flow diagrams.
by Maximilian K•
A very interesting introduction which is suitable for everyone who wants to learn about solar cells. Earlier modules include calculations which are fun to apply to real life situations. All of the teachers put great effort into making the information stay memorable.
by Karen M•
Este curso realmente me fascinó. La manera en la que está organizado y los vídeos adicionales contienen información sumamente interesante. Me motiva a seguir aprendiendo temas relacionados. Recomiendo al 100% ingresar a este curso, sobre todo si son principiantes.
by Harold A C M•
Este curso es excelente, ya que se puede aprender de manera detallada los conceptos mas importantes sobre las celdas solares y como surgen hasta que métodos se pueden llegar a diseñar en el futuro. Los temas son amplios y el material se comprende a la perfección.
by Lea A•
i would like to thank you for your effort in presenting such a original and organized course ... by showing us the three generations and other details such as production, energy calculation, different solar cell types and their efficiency... Highly Recommended