Tags: photovoltaics

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  1. Suns-Vmp Method

    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. Exciton Dynamics Simulator

    31 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Heiber

    Simulates the exciton dynamics in organic photovolatic devices

  10. Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications

    01 Feb 2013 | | 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. However, large-scale implementation of these modules has been hampered due to their relatively low power...

  11. Birck Solar Research Seminar Series

    30 Jan 2013 | | 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 technologies in photovoltaics (PV) and related solar power. Results to be presented will include a mixture of...

  12. Exciton Annihilation Simulator

    12 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Heiber

    Simulates exciton-exciton annihilation behavior of organic semiconductors measured by pump-probe spectroscopy

  13. NEGF theory of quantum photovoltaic devices

    21 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Urs Aeberhard

    Many high-efficiency photovoltaics concepts require an advanced control and manipulation of the optoelectronic properties of the active device structure, leading to a prominent role of low dimensional absorbers such as quantum wells, wires and dots in the implementation of these concepts....

  14. Economic Factors on the Modern Photovoltaic Market

    14 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gregory T. Forcherio

    Photovoltaic research is heavily driven by market demand and "green-energy" hopes of the future. Commercial and utility level thin film photovoltaic systems have almost reached grid parity worldwide, but the residential market, mainly comprised of crystalline and polycrystalline...

  15. Optimum Morphology and Performance Gains of Organic Solar Cells

    20 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Biswajit ray, Muhammad Alam

    Morphology of light absorbing layer is known to dictate the power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell. The innovation of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) led to significant improvement for exciton harvesting, but carrier recombination at the distributed interfaces and variability...

  16. Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?

    29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    Thin film solar cells promise acceptable efficiency at low cost. This tutorial examines the device physics of thin-film solar cells, which generally require a different type of analysis than crystalline solar cells.

  17. Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics

    29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers forphotovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quitedifferent from solar cells made with conventional, inorganicsemiconductors (e.g. they make use of exciton generation rather than electron-hole generation) this...

  18. Solar Cells Lecture 1: Introduction to Photovoltaics

    19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    An introduction to solar cells covering the basics of PN junctions, optical absorption, and IV characteristics. Key technology options and economic considers are briefly presented.

  19. Solar Cell Fundamentals

    19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom, J. L. Gray, Muhammad A. Alam

    The modern solar cell was invented at Bell Labs in 1954 and is currently receiving renewed attention as a potential contribution to addressing the world's energy challenge. This set of five tutorials is an introduction to solar cell technology fundamentals. It begins with a broad overview of...

  20. Solar Cells Lecture 2: Physics of Crystalline Solar Cells

    19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Solar cell performance is determined by generation and recombination of electron-hole pairs. This tutorial focussing on recombination losses in crystalline silicon solar cells under short-circuit and open-circuit conditions.