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Energy Assurance with Renewable Generation
13 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Joydeep Mitra
This talk will discuss the most significant factors affecting energy assurance in the presence of renewable generation. It will investigate the use of energy storage to mitigate some of the challenges. It will discuss reliability metrics and targets, and a method for quantifying the notion of...
The Development and Use of Dopants to Modulate the Electrical Properties of Conjugated Polymers
05 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Seth R. Marder
In this talk we will report on recent developments pertaining to surface modifiers and both n‐ and p‐dopants that could impact the charge injection/collection processes in organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors, and organic photovoltaic and hybrid organic/inorganic...
3 min Research Talk: Predicting and Optimizing Solar Cell Performance with Material/Surface Characteristics
31 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Yiheng Zhu
Photovoltaic simulation tools can be utilized to predict device performance before fabrication and experimentation, streamline research processes, and interpret experimental results. Therefore, we developed ContourPV, which simulates various combinations of values of different device...
04 Jun 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Xingshu Sun, Raghu Vamsi Krishna Chavali, Muhammad Ashraful Alam
This package contains the Matlab scripts to perform the Suns-Vmp method. The code has been tested in Matlab R2016a.
Purdue University Bifacial Module Calculator (PUB)
20 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Binglin Zhao, Xingshu Sun, Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Muhammad Ashraful Alam
A tool to simulate and optimize the energy yield of both bifacial and monofacial solar modules
Purdue University Meteorological Tool
17 Nov 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Binglin Zhao, Xingshu Sun, Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Muhammad Ashraful Alam
Provide meteorological data from national databases.
PUMP: A tool of global meteorological data for optimizing
07 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Binglin Zhao, Xingshu Sun, Muhammad A. Alam
We have build a PUMP can facilitate the development and optimization of solar farms globally by providing quick access to various meteorological database. Solar energy is one of the top runners among the renewable energy. The design and...
Epitaxial Strategies for High Power Optically Pumped Vertical External Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers and Metamorphic Antimonide Solar Cells
05 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Ganesh Balakrishnan
We present antimonide-based photovoltaic cells grown on GaAs and Silicon substrates for use as sub-cells in metamorphic multi-junction solar cells. These antimonide cells, based on GaSb, are designed to absorb near-infrared photons. The GaSb layer is grown on either GaAs or Silicon substrates.
PVLimits: PV thermodynamic limit calculator
21 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mohammad Ryyan Khan, Xin Jin, Muhammad A. Alam
The tool is designed to calculate the thermodynamic performance limit of single-junction and multi-junction solar cells.
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.
May 12 2015
NanoFlorida 2015: 8th Annual Nanoscience Technology Symposium - FSU
Failures in Photovoltaic Modules
16 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability challenges have occurred in the latter, with recent studies showing that thin-film modules operating...