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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

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(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code