EE4432



Devices for Electric Energy Generation

This module covers the theory, operating principles, and basic function of (i) photovoltaic, thermoelectric, and fuel cell-based electric energy generation devices and (ii) electric energy storage systems. Major topics covered are the photovoltaic (PV) effect, solar cells (silicon wafer cells, thin-film cells, organic cells), PV modules, the thermoelectric effect, thermoelectric devices, fuel cells (proton exchange membrane cells, high-temperature cells), pumped hydroelectric energy, compressed air energy, flywheels, rechargeable batteries (lead-acid, lithium ion, etc), electrolytic hydrogen, and supercapacitors.

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