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Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical
20 Jun 2016 | Teaching Materials | 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...
PVLimits: PV thermodynamic limit calculator
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01 Jun 2016 | Tools | 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.
04 Dec 2014 | Downloads | 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...
Francisco Jr. Franco
[Illinois] AVS Meeting 2012: Understanding Atomic-Layer-Deposition Synthesis of Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 Solar Cells
04 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | 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...
Exciton Dynamics Simulator
12 Apr 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Heiber
Simulates the exciton dynamics in organic photovolatic devices
Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
08 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris
Organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices are of great interest due to their promise of providing flexible, lightweight, and inexpensive alternatives to their currently-used inorganic counterparts....
Birck Solar Research Seminar Series
08 Feb 2013 | Series | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
The Solar Research Series includes presentations from researchers at Purdue and leading researchers across the nation on developments in wafer-based, thin-film, organic and cross-cutting...
Josué Itsman Clavijo
Nano Solutions to Our Impending Energy Crisis
17 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
In this talk we review some of the advances in nanoscale energy conversion devices and discuss about the challenges and opportunities to provide a clean energy infrastructure. Couple of examples...
ABACUS—Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
When we hear the term semiconductor device, we may think first of the transistors in PCs or video game consoles, but transistors are the basic component in all of the electronic devices we use in...
19 Oct 2012 | Tools
PC1D solves the fully coupled nonlinear equations for one-dimensional transport of electrons and holes in crystalline semiconductor devices, with emphasis on photovoltaic devices.
Opportunities of Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices
21 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gary Cheng
Production costs, module conversion efficiencies, and adoption in commercial rooftops continue to be the most critical issues for solar energy technology. The industry continuously seeks...