Direct Solar/Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion Technologies, Fall 2009
by Prof. Gang Chen
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This course introduces principles and technologies for converting heat into electricity via solid-state devices. The first part of the course discusses thermoelectric energy conversion and thermoelectric materials, thermionic energy conversion, and photovoltaics. The second part of the course discusses solar thermal technologies. Various solar heat collection systems will be reviewed, followed by an introduction to the principles of solar thermophotovoltaics and solar thermoelectrics. Spectral control techniques, which are critical for solar thermal systems, will be discussed.
||Lecture 1: Introduction||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 2: Thermoelectric effect and thermoelectric devices||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 3: Energy states in matter||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 4: Kinetic formulation of thermoelectricity||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 5: Current research on thermoelectric materials||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 6: Thermionic power conversion||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 7: Photovoltaic cells||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 8: Radiative heat transfer||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lecture 9: Solar concentration and solar thermal technology||--||9/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Where are the slides?
Where are the slides to accompany the audio lecture?
To see how bad it gets, try out Lecture 7, which is useless. BTW, you can get slides from MIT's OpenCourseWare website, but they're fairly complex topics and unlikely useful without an audio explanation.
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In some episodes, not only can you not see the slides or video, but you can hardly hear anything at all!
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