Stanford OpenEdx: Solar: Solar Cells, Fuel Cells and Batteries

 with  Bruce Clemens

This course focuses on the operating principles and applications of emerging technological solutions to the energy demands of the world. We will begin with discussing the scale of global energy usage and requirements for possible solutions. Basic physics and chemistry of solar cells, fuel cells, and batteries will be discussed in quantitative detail. We will explore performance issues, including economics, from the ideal device to the installed system. Finally, we will end with the promise of materials research for providing next generation solutions.


Prerequisites for this class include basic high school/freshman physics, chemistry, math and calculus.

2 Student
Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Institution Stanford University
Provider Stanford OpenEdx
Language English
Calendar 13 weeks long

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3.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course really had some rough spots. I believe the rough spots were being worked out as the class was progressing along, for example sound quality on instructional videos. timing of the final. Dec 20 -31. The TA S seem very busy putting out fires and not helping students.
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4.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The lecture video and problems are repeated from last year class, there is nothing new.

Focus on Solar Cell too much since Prof. Clemen's research interest/area is solar cell.
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