Alternative Energy 1A: Solar-Powered Devices

In this class, we start describing the process of converting light into electricity at the particle level. We will use animations and group work to visualize this complex and abstract phenomenon to turn it into a concrete format. We will then build on this by covering the solar cell, array and module system. We will create three solar powered projects throughout the course and will subsequently learn how to optimize each one of them.

This course is designed for students with some or no electronics experience.

UCSD Extension logoThis class is being developed to be launched for Spring/Summer 2012.
This class will be hosted in partnership with UCSD Extension.