CEI354: Solar PV Fundamental and Applications syllabus for ICE 2021 regulation (Professional Elective-VI)

Solar PV Fundamental and Applications detailed syllabus for Instrumentation & Control Engineering (ICE) for 2021 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the ICE students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

For Instrumentation & Control Engineering 6th Sem scheme and its subjects, do visit ICE 6th Sem 2021 regulation scheme. For Professional Elective-VI scheme and its subjects refer to ICE Professional Elective-VI syllabus scheme. The detailed syllabus of solar pv fundamental and applications is as follows.

Course Objectives:

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Unit I

Review of Semiconductor Physics, Charge carrier generation and recombination, p-n junction model and depletion capacitance, Current voltage characteristics in dark and light, Equivalent Circuits of Solar Cells, Fill Factor, Fabrication Process of Semiconductor Grade Silicon

Unit I

Device Physics of Solar Cells ,Principle of solar energy conversion, Conversion efficiency, Single, Tandem multi-junction solar cells ,Numerical solar cell modelling Principle of cell design ,Crystalline silicon and III-V solar cells ,Thin film solar cells: Amorphous silicon ,Quantum Dot solar cells.

Unit III

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Unit IV

Introduction to Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Fabrication of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells’ Design of novel dye, Design of solid electrolytes materials, Counter electrode engineering Introduction to Organic Solar Cells, Physics of Bulk Hetero junction (BHJ) Solar Cells ,Morphology and charge separation in BHJ , Design of low band gap polymers , Novel architecture in BHJ.

Unit V

Perovskite Solar Cells ,Fabrication of perovskite solar cells ,Photophysics in perovskite solar cells , Stability in perovskite solar cells , Lead free perovskite solar cells Photovoltaic system engineering , Thermo- Photovoltaic generation of electricity , Concentration and storage of electrical energy , Photovoltaics modules, system and application ,Green energy building.

Skill Development Activities

(Group Seminar/Mini Project/Assignment/Content 10 Preparation / Quiz/ Surprise Test / Solving GATE questions/ etc)

  1. Interpretation of Data Sheet of solar cells.
  2. Familiarization of any one relevant software tool (MATLAB/ SCILAB/ LABVIEW/ Proteus/ PV system design Software
  3. Equivalent open source software)

  4. Design and verification of simple signal conditioning circuit thro simulation.
  5. Realization of signal conditioning circuit in hardware
  6. Introduction to other advanced solar cells not covered in the above syllabus

Course Outcomes:

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Text Books:

  1. Jasprit Singh, �Semiconductor Devices, Basic Principles�, Wiley,2001
  2. Jenny Nelson, �The Physics of Solar Cells�, Imperial College Press, 2003.

Reference Books:

  1. A . Luque and S. Hegedus, :Handbook of Photovoltaic Science & Engineering”, Wiley Tsakalakos, L.; “Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics”, CRC Solar Photovoltaics: Fundamentals Technologies And Applications, Chetan Singh Solanki, PHI Learning, July 2015.
  2. Chapter 02, 04, 6-11, C. S. Solanki, Solar Photovoltaics – Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications, 3rd Ed. Prentice Hall of India, 2016
  3. C. S. Solanki, Solar Photovoltaic Technology and Systems: A Manual for Technicians, Trainers and Engineers, Prentice Hall of India, 2013

List of Open Source Software/ Learning Website:


For detailed syllabus of all the other subjects of Instrumentation & Control Engineering 6th Sem, visit ICE 6th Sem subject syllabuses for 2021 regulation.

For all Instrumentation & Control Engineering results, visit Anna University ICE all semester results direct link.

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