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DTA Elective – Photovoltaic Technology and Applications to the Society – EVENT CANCELLED

March 5 @ 10:30 - 15:00

Apologies – this event has now been cancelled. 

This one day course starts with speaker’s 25 years of public engagement work on renewable energy sources.  These activities led to the designing, piloting, monitoring and replication of “Solar Village” project.  First half of the course will be on these activities aimed for use of clean energy technologies for sustainable development and reduction of poverty.  The second part focusses on technical matters on photovoltaics, based on trainer’s four decades of active research and publications [1,2].  Concepts are explained in simple language using easy to understand animations, so that anyone can follow scientific principles involved.

Participants will gain an underlying basic knowledge on direct solar energy conversion, and their possible applications.  They will also familiarise the huge impact of real projects such as solar villages mainly in developing countries.  Active involvement of participants may help in accelerating this project take-up in other developing countries.

This course has been organised as part of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) in energy.  This is open to DTA students, supervisors as well as all Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) researchers.

[1]  “Advances in Thin Film Solar Cells” By I M Dharmadasa (1st Edition-2013, 2nd Edition-2018), Pan Stanford Publishing.

[2]  “Next Generation Multilayer Graded Bandgap Solar Cells” By A A Ojo, W M Cranton and I M Dharmadasa, 2018, Springer.

More information

At the website:  https://www.shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-profiles/im-dharmadasa

At the Blogsite:  https://dharmesblog.wordpress.com/


10.30 – 11.00  Arrival & Registration

11.00 – 12.00    Future dominated by solar energy (Applications) + Discussion

12.00 – 12.30    Video on “Solar Villages” for Sustainable development (Applications) + Discussion

12.30 – 13.30    Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.15    Photovoltaic Technology-I + Discussion

14.15 – 14.45    Photovoltaic Technology-II + Discussion

14.45 – 15.00    Solar hydrogen and “Hydrogen Economy”

15.00                End

Learning outcomes

Course will enable the learner to understand basic principles underlying direct conversion of light energy to electrical energy, their applications and impacts of these applications to the sustainable development. The learner will also be introduced to future “Hydrogen Economy” instead of current “Carbon Economy”.

Facilitators: Professor I.M. Dharmadasa

Book a place via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photovoltaic-technology-and-applications-to-the-society-tickets-56112220161


March 5
10:30 - 15:00


Charles Street 12.5.12
City Campus