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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course introduces humanity's harnessing of the sun and how we can use it to provide our energy needs. The course will cover the history and development of solar architecture over thousands of years, the arrival of photovoltaics and solar cells, the science behind their operation, and provide a glimpse into future advanced solar PV technologies. Includes a practical in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (2.6km, c.30 mins walk, or c.25 mins bus/walk).


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code