Saint Petersburg, Russia

Renewable Energy (W)

blended course
when 24 January 2022 - 6 February 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 350

The school is focused on electronics, electrical engineering, physics, and materials science. The aim is to provide information about the current achievements in the field of renewable energy sources and photovoltaics with particular emphasis on the physical principles of operation of solar cells based on silicon, methods of their testing, and production technology.

Course leader

Chief coordinator for seasonal short-term programs: Nika Domanova (vvdomanova@etu.ru , nikadomanova@gmail.com)

Course aim

This school covers:

Renewable energy sources and their share in the global energy industry;
History of development and future prospects of solar energy;
Classification of photovoltaic solar energy converters;
Basic principles of operation, design and characteristics of photovoltaic solar energy converters;
Technology basics and production of silicon-based solar cells and modules;
Fundamentals of metrology of solar cells and modules;
Materials science aspects of photovoltaics;
Basic methods of photovoltaics materials diagnostics;
Components of solar power systems, and design of solar power plants.


Along with the lectures, the program provides practical training and laboratory workshops carried out with modern equipment.

Fee info

EUR 350: 30000 RUR (∼400-430 USD;∼330-350 Euro)
includes training, excursion program, study materials, migration support.