Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems

  • Course Type: Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Spring
Course Number: 
OPTI 414A/514A
Course Number: 
OPTI 514A/414A
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Course Description: 
This course is intended to provide an introduction to the theory and operation of different types of photovoltaic devices, the characteristics of solar illumination, and the advantages and characteristics of concentrating and light management optics.
Advanced standing in the UA College of Engineering for undergraduates; ECE 352 Device Electronics or OPTI 240 Semiconductor Physics and Lasers; ECE 381A Introduction to Electromagnetics or an introductory course in physical optics for Optical Sciences students
Raymond K. Kostuk
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.