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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...
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
06 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Atilla Ozgur Cakmak, NACK Network
OutlineFlat solar cellsARC for flat solar cellsManifestations of Fabry Perot ResonancesLight trappingAdvantage of a nanodomeYablonovitch limitBloch modesDiffraction aided waveguiding – Mie resonancesHybridizationsPlasmonicsExamples
Solar Cell Optics
02 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Atilla Ozgur Cakmak, NACK Network
Outline:What is Light?Light AbsorptionInteraction of Light with MatterReflection/RefractionFabry Perot resonancesWaveguidingDiffraction / Photonic CrystalsPlasmonicsMie Scattering
Organic Solar Cells
29 Jan 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Travis Benanti, NACK Network
OutlineIntroduction to solar energy conversionOverview of technology and materialsProcessing sequenceCharacterization of devicesTrends for the future
Nanocrystalline Solar Cells Lab
04 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: SHINE Project, SHINE Project
This lab consists of activities designed to teach students about solar cells. The entire bundle can be downloaded by clicking on the download link in the upper right or compontents can be individually downloaded by visiting the Supporting Docs tab. Learning Objectives: To gain a basic...
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.
Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical
20 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Edward Davis, Virginia A. Davis
This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge “Make Solar Energy Economical” to underpin the need and potential for nanotechnology to address...
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.
Diffusion-Reaction Modeling of Cu Migration in CdTe Solar Devices
26 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Da GUO, Tian Fang, Richard Akis, Dragica Vasileska
IWCE 2015 presentation. In this work, we report on development of one-dimensional (1D) finite-difference and two- dimensional (2D) finite-element diffusion-reaction simulators to investigate mechanisms behind Cu- related metastabilities observed in CdTe solar cells . The evolution of CdTe...
Thermionic Escape in Quantum Well Solar Cell
16 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Nicolas Cavassilas, Fabienne Michelini, Marc Bescond
This theoretical work analyzes the photogeneration and the escape of carrier in InGaN/GaN core-shell nanowires. Our electronic transport model considers quantum behaviors such as confinement, tunneling, electron-phonon scattering and electron-photon interactions. The large lattice mismatch...
Simulation of Organic Solar Cell with Graphene Transparent Electrode
12 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Paolo Paletti, giacomo ulisse, Giuseppe Iannaccone, Gianluca Fiori
IWCE 2015 presentation. We present a simulation study of the performance of organic solar cell (OSC) exploiting graphene as transparent electrode. The approach is based on a multi-scale/multi-physics simulation framework, which is able to provide relevant information regarding the design...
A Multi-Scale Modeling Approach to Study Transport in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
26 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Pradyumna Muralidharan, Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick, Stuart Bowden
IWCE 2015 presentation. Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.
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.
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...
15 Jun 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Stephan Suckow
This download provides the program "2/3-Diode Fit", which can be used to interactively simulate or fit I-V characteristics of solar cells using different 2- or 3-diode models. Different file formats and batch processing are supported as well as different modes: dark or illuminated I-V...
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Understanding Atomic-Layer-Deposition Synthesis of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 Solar Cells
03 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Sergey V. Baryshev
Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) has recently attracted attention as a light absorber for photovoltaic applications because of its band gap (εg≈1.4 eV), the relative abundance and low cost of its constituent elements (which permits large-scale low-cost module production), and its demonstrated...
Exciton Dynamics Simulator
31 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Heiber
Simulates the exciton dynamics in organic photovolatic devices