Summary and Activities
Readings and activities within this lesson give you a general perspective of this course and set the context without yet addressing the specific science of the main solar energy conversion technologies. Here, we try to figure out what aspects and what impacts would be important when the systems are scaled up to the utility level. One of the key metrics for technology assessment is conversion efficiency; so, we started to explore that concept to some extent.
|Type||Description / Instructions|
|Reading||Complete all necessary reading assigned in this lesson.|
|Discussion||Discussion Forum "Environmental Impact of Solar Power"
|Reading Quiz||Complete the Lesson 1 Quiz.|
References for Lesson 1
Crabtree, G.W. and Lewis, N.S., Solar Energy Conversion, Physics Today, 60(3), 37 (2007).
Duffie, J.A. and Beckman, W.A., Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, John Wiley & Sons 2013.