Sunlab Journal Club

2014

  • June 18
    Presenter: Mark Yandt
    Wafer bonded four-junction GaInP/GaAs//GaInAsP/GaInAs concentrator solar cells with 44.7% efficiency,
    Dimroth, F.; Grave, M.; Beutel, P.; Fiedeler, U.; Karcher, C.; Tibbits, T. N. D.; Oliva, E.; Siefer, G.; Schachtner, M.; Wekkeli, A.; Bett, A. W.; Krause, R.; Piccin, M.; Blanc, N.; Drazek, C.; Guiot, E.; Ghyselen, B.; Salvetat, T.; Tauzin, A.; Signamarcheix, T.; Dobrich, A.; Hannappel, T. & Schwarzburg, K.
    Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. 22(3), 277–282 (2014). [pdf]
  • June 26
    Presenter: John Cook
    Current progress and future perspectives for organic/inorganic perovskite solar cells,
    Boix, P. P.; Nonomura, K.; Mathews, N. & Mhaisalkar, S. G.,
    Materials Today 17(1), 16–23 (2014). [pdf]
    Backgrounder
  • July 3
    Cancelled. Replaced with talk by Rao Tatavarti from Microlink.
  • July 10
    Presenter: Akshay Krishna
    Strong Internal and External Luminescence as Solar Cells Approach the Shockley–Queisser Limit
    Miller, O. D.; Yablonovitch E.; and Kurtz, S. R.
    IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2(3) 303–311 (2012). [pdf]
  • July 24
    Presenter: Pratibha Sharma
    Photonic design principles for ultrahigh-efficiency photovoltaics,
    Polman, A. & Atwater, H. A.,
    Nature Materials 11(3), 174–177 (2012). [pdf]
  • July 31
    Presenter: Olivier Theriault
    Double quantum-well tunnel junctions with high peak tunnel currents and low absorption for InP multi-junction solar cells
    Lumb, M. P.; Yakes, M. K.; González, M.; Vurgaftman, I.; Bailey, C. G.; Hoheisel, R. & Walters, R. J.
    Applied Physics Letters 100(21), 213907 (2012).[pdf]
  • August 14
    Presenter: Ross Cheriton
    100-period, 1.23-eV bandgap InGaAs/GaAsP quantum wells for high-efficiency GaAs solar cells: toward current-matched Ge-based tandem cells
    Hiromasa Fujii, Kasidit Toprasertpong, Yunpeng Wang, Kentaroh Watanabe, Masakazu Sugiyama, and Yoshiaki Nakano
    Progress in Photovoltaics 22 784–795 (2013). [pdf]
  • August 21
    Presenter: Henry Schriemer
    Radiative cooling of solar cells
    Linxiao Zhu, Aaswath Raman, Ken Xingze Wang, Marc Abou Anoma, and Shanhui Fan
    Optica 1 32–38 (2014). [pdf]
  • September 10
    Presenter: Luc Robichaud
    Multiphoton Sub-Band-Gap Photoconductivity and Critical Transition Temperature in Type-II GaSb Quantum-Dot Intermediate-Band Solar Cells
    Hwang, J.; Lee, K.; Teran, A.; Forrest, S.; Phillips, J. D.; Martin, A. J. & Millunchick, Phys. Rev. Applied 1(5), 051003 (2014) [pdf].
  • September 17
    Presenter: Patrick White
    Concentrator Cell Efficiency Measurement Errors Caused by Unfiltered Xenon Flash Solar Simulators
    C.R. Osterwald, M.W. Wanlass, T. Moriarty, M.A. Steiner, and K.A. Emery
    CPV-10 (2014) [pdf].
  • October 1
    Presenter: Ahmed Gabr
    Application of Reverse Bias Recovery Technique to Address PID Issue: Incompleteness of shunt resistance and quantum efficiency recovery
    Jaewon Oh, Stuart Bowden, and GovindaSamy TamizhMani
    PVSC (2014) [pdf].
  • October 15
    Presenter: Matt Wilkins
    Measurement of built-in electrical potential in III–V solar cells by scanning Kelvin probe microscopy
    Chun-Sheng Jiang, H. R. Moutinho, D. J. Friedman, J. F. Geisz, and M. M. Al-Jassim
    Journal of Applied Physics 93, 10035 (2003)
  • October 29
    Presenter: Robert Li
    Optofluidic solar concentrators using electrowetting tracking: Concept, design, and characterization
    Jiangtao Cheng, Sungyong Park, and Chung-Lung Chen
    Solar Energy 89, 152 (2013) [pdf]
  • November 12
    Presenter: Karin Hinzer
    The energy payback time of advanced crystalline silicon PV modules in 2020: a prospective study
    Sander A. Mann, Mariska J. de Wild-Scholten, Vasilis M. Fthenakis, Wilfried G.J.H.M. van Sark and Wim C. Sinke
    PIP 22, 1180 (2014) [pdf]
  • November 26
    Presenter: Viktar Tatsiankou
    Effects of spectral albedo on solar photovoltaic devices
    M.P. Brennan, A.L. Abramase, R.W. Andrews, J.M. Pearce
    Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 124, 111 (2014) [pdf]

2015

  • February 4
    Presenter: Ross Cheriton
    Increased Photovoltaic Power Output via Diffractive Spectrum Separation
    Ganghun Kim, Jose A. Dominguez-Caballero, Howard Lee, Daniel J. Friedman, and Rajesh Meno
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 123901 (2013) [pdf]
  • March 4
    Presenter: Chris Valdivia
    Upper bounds for the solar energy harvesting efficiency of nano-antennas
    Guy A. E. Vandenbosch, Zhongkun Ma
    Nano Energy 1 494 (2012) [pdf]
  • March 18
    Presenter: Mark Yandt
    Quantifying the likelihood of a continued hiatus in global warming
    C D Roberts, M D Palmer, D McNeall, and M. Collins
    Nature Climate Change AOP (2015) [pdf]
  • April 1
    Presenter: Matt Wilkins
    Electro-optics of perovskite solar cells
    Qianqian Lin, Ardalan Armin, Ravi Chandra Raju Nagiri, Paul L. Burn & Paul Meredith
    Nature Photonics 9 106 (2015) [pdf]
  • April 15
    Presenter: Jacob Krich
    Hot carrier solar cell absorber prerequisites and candidate material systems
    Gavin Conibeer, Santosh Shrestha, Shujuan Huang, Robert Patterson, Hongze Xia, Yu Feng, Pengfei Zhang, Neeti Gupta, Murad Tayebjee, Suntrana Smyth, Yuanxun Liao, Shu Lin, Pei Wang, Xi Dai, and Simon Chung
    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 135 124 (2015) [pdf]
  • April 29
    Presenter: Karin Hinzer
  • May 20
    Presenter: Ross Cheriton
    Wide-angle planar microtracking for quasi-static microcell concentrating photovoltaics
    Jared S. Price, Xing Sheng, Bram M. Meulblok, John A. Rogers & Noel C. Giebink
    Nature Communications 6 6223 (2014) [pdf]
  • June 3
    Presenter: Viktar Tatsiankou
    Transforming the cost of solar-to-electrical energy conversion: Integrating thin-film GaAs solar cells with non-tracking mini-concentrators
    Kyusang Lee, Jaesang Lee, Bryan A Mazor, and Stephen R Forrest
    Light: Science & Applications 4 e288 (2015) [pdf]
  • June 24
    Presenter: Luc Robichaud
    Metal Nanogrid for Broadband Multiresonant Light-Harvesting in Ultrathin GaAs Layers
    Ines̀ Massiot, Nicolas Vandamme, Nathalie Bardou, Christophe Dupuis, Aristide Lemaître, Jean-Franco̧is Guillemoles,and Steṕhane Collin
    ACS Photonics 1 878 (2014) [pdf]
  • July 8
    Presenter: Robert Li
    Three-terminal heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell for high-efficiency photovoltaic conversion
    Antonio Martí and Antonio Luque
    Nature Communications 6 6902 (2015) [pdf]
  • July 22
    Presenter: Ahmed Gabr
    40% efficient sunlight to electricity conversion
    Martin A. Green, Mark J. Keevers, Ian Thomas, John B. Lasich, Keith Emery, and Richard R. King
    Progress in Photovoltaics 23 685 (2015) [pdf]
  • September 16
    Presenter: Anna Trojnar
    Light Absorption of GaInP/GaAs/Ge Solar Cell Modules With Micro/Nanoengineered Coverglasses
    Kang, E. K.; Yeo, C. I.; Kang, S. J.; Min, J. W.; Song, Y. M. & Lee, Y. T., Improved , IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 5 1130–1136 (2015) [pdf].
  • September 30 Mark Yandt

     

    Key parameters in determining energy generated by CPV modules
    Sarah Kurtz, Matthew Muller, Dirk Jordan, Kanchan Ghosal, Brent Fisher, Pierre Verlinden, Jun Hashimoto and Daniel Riley
    Progress in Photovoltaics 23 1250 (2015) [pdf]
  • October 14 Ross Cheriton
    Nanowire Perovksite Solar Cell
    Jeong-Hyeok Im, Jingshan Luo, Marius Franckevicǐus, Norman Pellet, Peng Gao, Thomas Moehl, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Michael Graẗzel, and Nam-Gyu Park
    NanoLetters 15 2120 (2015) [pdf]
  • October 28 Matt Wilkins
    Algorithm for building a spectrum for NREL’s One-Sun Multi-Source Simulator
    Moriarty, T., Jablonski, J., and Emery, K.
    PVSC Proceedings 2012 [pdf]
  • November 18 Peter Rose
    Fullerene mixing effect on carrier formation in bulk-hetero organic solar cell
    Yutaka Moritomo, Takeshi Yasuda, Kouhei Yonezawa, Takeaki Sakurai, Yasuo Takeichi, Hiroki Suga, Yoshio Takahashi, Nobuyuki Inami, Kazuhiko Mase & Kanta Ono
    Scientific Reports 9483 (2015) [pdfSupplementary Material]
  • December 2 Lianne De La Salle
    Design Optimization of Single-Layer Antireflective Coating for GaAs_{1-x}P_x /Si Tandem Cells With x= 0, 0.17, 0.29, and 0.37
    Abdul Hadi, S., Milakovich, T. ; Bulsara, M.T.  and Saylan, S.
    IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 5 425 (2015) [pdf]

     


    2016

  • January 20, 2016 Patrick White
    Characterization of a Quadrotor Unmanned Aircraft System for Aerosol-Particle-Concentration Measurements
    James M. Brady,  M. Dale Stokes, Jim Bonnardel, and Timothy H. Bertram
    Environ. Sci. Technol (2016) [pdf].
  • February 24, 2016 Adina Luican-Mayer
    Guest Lecture on 2D materials and their applications to optoelectronic devices.
  • March 9, 2016 Eduard Dumitrescu
    The Silicon:Colloidal Quantum Dot Heterojunction
    Silvia Masala, Valerio Adinolfi, Jon-Paul Sun, Silvano Del Gobbo, Oleksandr Voznyy, Illan J. Kramer, Ian G. Hill, and Edward H. Sargent
    Adv. Mater. (2015) [pdf]
  • March 23 Joan Haysom
  • April 6 Meghan Beattie
    Cross-sectional mapping of hole concentrations as a function of copper treatment in CdTe photo-voltaic devices
    Bas A. Korevaar, Gilad Zorn, Kamala C. Raghavan, James R. Cournoyer, and Katherine Dovindenko
    Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl. (2015) [pdf]
  • April 20  Robert Li
    Maximization of conversion efficiency based on global normal irradiance using hybrid concentrator photovoltaic architecture
    Noboru Yamada and Daika Hirai
    Prog Photovolt: Res Appl.  (2016) [pdf]
  • May 11 Luc Robichaud
    3-D Printed External Light Trap for Solar Cells
    Lourens van Dijk, Ulrich W. Paetzold, Gerhard A. Blab, Ruud E. I. Schropp and Marcel Di Vece
    Prog Photovolt: Res Appl.  (2016) [pdf]
  • May 25 Chris Valdivia
    Detailed balance analysis of area de-coupled double tandem photovoltaic modules
    Rune Strandberg
    APL (2015) [pdf]
  • June 8 Peter Rose
    Optical design of a 4-off-axis-unit Cassegrain ultra-high concentrator photovoltaics module with a central receiver
    Juan P. Ferrer-Rodríguez, Eduardo F. Fernández, Florencia Almonacid, and Pedro Pérez-Higueras
    OSA (2016) [pdf]
  • June 29 Ross Cheriton
    Photo-spin-voltaic effect
    David Ellsworth, Jin Lan, Houchen Chang, Peng Li, Zhe Wang, Yuqi Bian, Lei Lu, Jiang Xiao, Ruqian Wu and Mingzhong Wu
    Nature Physics (2016) [pdf]
  • July 13 Jacob Krich
    Quantum-dot-in-perovskite solids
    Ning, Zhijun and Gong, Xiwen and Comin, Riccardo and Walters, Grant and Fan, Fengjia and Voznyy, Oleksandr and Yassitepe, Emre and Buin, Andrei and Hoogland, Sjoerd and Sargent, Edward H.
    Nature (2015) [pdf] 
  • July 27 Louis Béchard
  • August 10 Eduard Dumitrescu
    Efficient optical extraction of hot-carrier energy
    S. Saeed, E.M.L.D. de Jong, K. Dohnalova & T. Gregorkiewicz
    Nature Comm (2014)
  • August 24 Matt Wilkins
    High-efficiency two-dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper perovskite solar cells
    Hsinhan Tsai et al
    Nature (2014) [pdf]
  • September 7
  • September 21 Yao Zhu
    A Droop Controller is intrinsically a Phase-Locked Loop
    Q. Zhong and D. Boroyevich
    IECON (2013) [pdf]
  • October 5 Maxime Rollin Tremblay
    A smarter grid with the Internet of Things
    Olivier Monnier
    Texas Instruments (2013) [pdf]
  • October 19 Emad Abyad
    A NEW STRUCTRUE FOR SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTION IN SPACE
    Y. Yang, D.X Wang
    AISM (2015) [pdf]
  • November 2 Peter Rose
    Space-Based Power Grids Introduction: Feasibility Study
    Seyed A. (Reza) Zekavat and Ossama Abdelkhalik
    IEEE Aerospace Conference (2011) [pdf]
  • November 16 Ross Cheriton
    Improved air stability of perovskite solar cells via solution-processed metal oxide transport layers
    J. You, L. Meng, T.-B. Song, T.-F. Guo, Y. Yang, W.-H. Chang, Z. Hong, H. Chen, H. Zhou, Q. Chen, Y. Liu, N. De Marco and Y. Yang
    Nature Nanotechnology (2015) [pdf]
  • November 30 Karin Hinzer
    GaInP/AlGaAs metal-wrap-through tandem concentrator solar cells
    E. Oliva, T. Salvetat, C. Jany, R. Thibon, H. Helmers, M. Steiner, M. Schachtner, P. Beutel, V. Klinger, J.-S. Moulet, and F. Dimroth
    Progress in Photovoltaics (2016) [pdf]
    ENVI-PV: an interactive Web Client for multi-criteria life cycle assessment of photovoltaic systems worldwide
    P. Pérez-López, B. Gschwind, P. Blanc, R. Frischknecht, P. Stolz, Y. Durand, G. Heath, L. Ménard, I. Blanc
    Progress in Photovoltaics (2016) [pdf]

     


    2017

  • February 7 Chris Valdivia
    Demonstrating Dilute-Tin Alloy SiGeSn for Use in Multijunction Photovoltaics: Single- and Multijunction Solar Cells With a 1.0-eV SiGeSn Junction
    Radek Roucka, Andrew Clark, Tom Wilson, Tomos Thomas, Markus F¨uhrer, Nicholas Ekins-Daukes, Andrew Johnson, Rick Hoffman, Jr., and David Begarney
    Progress in Photovoltaics (2016) [pdf]
  • March 7 Javad Fattahi
    Synchronization in complex oscillator networks and smart grids
    Florian Dörflera, Michael Chertkov, and Francesco Bullo
    PNAS (2013) [pdf]
  • March 21 Kyle Robertson
    Recent trends in concentrated photovoltaics concentrators’ architecture
    Marina Buljan, João Mendes-Lopes, Pablo Benítez, and Juan Carlos Miñano
    JPE (2014) [pdf]
  • April 4 Luc Robichaud
    Three-dimensional nanoscale study of Al segregation and quantum dot formation in GaAs/AlGaAs core-shell nanowires
    L. Mancini, Y. Fontana, S. Conesa-Boj, I. Blum, F. Vurpillot, L. Francaviglia, E. Russo-Averchi, M. Heiss, J. Arbiol, A. Fontcuberta i Morral, and L. Rigutti
    APL (2014) [pdf]
    Luc Robichaud directs the interested reader to the following review of the technique used in the above paper by Mancini:
    On the interaction of an ultra-fast laser with a nanometric tip by laser assisted atom probe tomography: A review
    A. Vella
    Ultramicroscopy (2014) [pdf]
  • April 25 Peter Rose
    Enhanced carrier multiplication in engineered quasi-type-II quantum dots
    C.M. Cirloganu, L.A. Padilha, Q. Lin, N.S. Makarov, K.A. Velizhanin,H. Luo,I. Robel, J.M. Pietryga and V.I. Klimov
    Nature Communications (2014) [pdf]
  • May 9 Meghan Beattie
    Review on life cycle assessment of energy payback and greenhouse gas emission of solar photovoltaic systems
    Jinqing Peng, Lin Lu, Hongxing Yang
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2013) [pdf]
  • May 23 Jacob Krich
    A Comprehensive Photonic Approach for Solar Cell Cooling
    Wei Li, Yu Shi, Kaifeng Chen, Linxiao Zhu, and Shanhui Fan
    ACS Photonics (2017) [pdf]
  • June 13 Ross Cheriton
    Highly efficient luminescent solar concentrators based on earth-abundant indirect-bandgap silicon quantum dots
    F. Meinardi, S. Ehrenberg, L. Dhamo, F. Carulli, M. Mauri, F. Bruni, R. Simonutti, U. Kortshagen & S. Brovelli
    Nature Photonics (2017) [pdf]
  • July 4 Peter Rose
    Strongly exchange-coupled triplet pairs in an organic semiconductor
    Leah R. Weiss, Sam L. Bayliss, Felix Kraffert, Karl J. Thorley, John E. Anthony, Robert Bittl, Richard H. Friend, Akshay Rao, Neil C. Greenham & Jan Behrends
    Nature Physics (2017) [pdf]
  • July 18 Luc Robichaud
    Remote epitaxy through graphene enables two-dimensional material-based layer transfer
    Y. Kim, S. S. Cruz, K. Lee, B. O. Alawode, C. Choi, Y. Song, J. M. Johnson, C. Heidelberger, W. Kong, S. Choi, K. Qiao, I. Almansouri, E. A. Fitzgerald, J. Kong, A. M. Kolpak, J. Hwang & J. Kim
    Nature Letters (2017) [pdf]
  • September 5 Kyle Robertson
    PVMirror: A New Concept for Tandem Solar Cells and Hybrid Solar Converters
    Zhengshan J. Yu, Kathryn C. Fisher, Brian M. Wheelwright, Roger P. Angel, and Zachary C. Holman
    Journal of Photovoltaics (2017) [pdf]
  • September 20 Sanmeet Chahal
    Carrier separation and transport in perovskite solar cells studied by nanometre-scale profiling of electrical potential
    C.-S. Jiang, M. Yang, Y. Zhou, B. To, S. U. Nanayakkara, J. M. Luther, W. Zhou, J. J. Berry, J. van de Lagemaat, N. P. Padture, K. Zhu & M. M. Al-Jassim
    Nature Communications (2017) [pdf]
  • October 4 Matt Wilkins
    Detailed Balance Limit of Efficiency of Broadband-Pumped Lasers
    Sergey Nechayev & Carmel Rotschild
    Nature Scientific Reports (2017) [pdf]
  • October 18 Meghan Beattie
    Hot Carrier-Based Near-Field Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion
    Raphael St-Gelais, Gaurang Ravindra Bhatt, Linxiao Zhu, Shanhui Fan, and Michal Lipson
    ACS Nano (2017) [pdf]
  • November 8 Chris Valdivia
    InAlAs photovoltaic cell design for high device efficiency
    Brittany L. Smith, Zachary S. Bittner, Staffan D. Hellstroem, George T. Nelson,  Michael A. Slocum, Andrew G. Norman, David V. Forbes and Seth M. Hubbard
    Progress in Photovoltaics (2017) [pdf]
  • November 15 Daisy Xia
    Reducing the efficiency–stability–cost gap of organic photovoltaics with highly efficient and stable small molecule acceptor ternary solar cells
    D. Baran, R. S. Ashraf, D. A. Hanifi, M. Abdelsamie, N. Gasparini, J. A. Röhr, S. Holliday, A. Wadsworth, S. Lockett, M. Neophytou, C. J. M. Emmott, J. Nelson, C. J. Brabec, A. Amassian, A. Salleo, T. Kirchartz, J. R. Durrant & I. McCulloch
    Nature Materials (2016) [pdf]
  • December 13 Jacob Krich
    Limits to the Optical Response of Graphene and Two-Dimensional Materials
    Owen D. Miller, Ognjen Ilic, Thomas Christensen, M. T. Homer Reid, Harry A. Atwater, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacǐc, and Steven G. Johnson
    Nano Letters (2017) [pdf] (Supporting Information)

20192019

January 16 Laurier

January 30 Rachel
Organic and solution-processed tandem solar cells with 17.3% efficiency
Lingxian Meng, Yamin Zhang, Xiangjian Wan, Chenxi Li, Xin Zhang, Yanbo Wang, Xin Ke, Zuo Xiao, Liming Ding, Ruoxi Xia, Hin-Lap Yip, Yong Cao, Yongsheng Chen Science (2018) [pdf]

February 13 Chris
Radiation degradation characteristics of component subcells in inverted metamorphic triple-junction solar cells irradiated with electrons and protons
Mitsuru Imaizumi, Tetsuya Nakamura, Tatsuya Takamoto, Takeshi Ohshima and Michio Tajima
Progress in Photovoltaics (2016) [pdf]

February 27 Daisy
Silicon Nanowire/Polymer Hybrid Solar Cell-Supercapacitor: A Self-Charging Power Unit with a Total Efficiency of 10.5%
Ruiyuan Liu, Jie Wang, Teng Sun, Mingjun, Wang, Changsheng Wu, Haiyang Zou, Tao Song, Xiaohong Zhang, Shuit-Tong Lee, Zhong Lin Wang, Baoquan Sun
Nano Letters (2017) [pdf]

March 13 Meghan
Photovoltaic performance of c-Si wafer reclaimed from end-of-life solar cell using various mixing ratios of HF and HNO3
Jun-Kyu Lee, Jin-Seok Lee, Young-Soo Ahn, Gi-Hwan Kang, Hee-Eun Song, Jeong-In Lee, Min-Gu Kang, Churl-Hee Cho
SEMSC (2016) [pdf]

March 27

April 10

April 24 Robert
Advanced Inverter Technology for High Penetration Levels of PV Generation in Distribution Systems
Colin Schauder
NREL (2016) [pdf]

May 8 Warren
A Silicon−Singlet Fission Tandem Solar Cell Exceeding 100% External Quantum Efficiency with High Spectral Stability
Luis M. Pazos-Outoń, Ju Min Lee, Moritz H. Futscher, Anton Kirch, Maxim Tabachnyk, Richard H. Friend, and Bruno Ehrler
ACS Energy Letters (2017) [pdf]

May 22 Peter
Graphene–semiconductor heterojunction sheds light on emerging photovoltaics
Luis M. Pazos-Outoń, Ju Min Lee, Moritz H. Futscher, Anton Kirch, Maxim Sanjay K. Behura, Chen Wang, Yu Wen and Vikas Berry
Nature Photonics (2019) [pdf]

June 5 Kayden
All‐Solution‐Processed Metal‐Oxide‐Free Flexible Organic Solar Cells with Over 10% Efficiency
Wei Song, Xi Fan, Bingang Xu, Feng Yan, Huiqin Cui, Qiang Wei, Ruixiang Peng, Ling Hong, Jiaming Huang, and Ziyi Ge
Advanced Materials (2018) [pdf]

July 3 Gavin
Temperature and color management of silicon solar cells for building integrated photovoltaic
Mohamed Amara, Fabien Mandorlo, Romain Couderc, Félix Gérenton, and Mustapha Lemiti
EPJPV (2018) [pdf]

July 17 Erin
Regional variations in the health, environmental, and climate benefits of wind and solar generation
Kyle Siler-Evans, Inês Lima Azevedo, M. Granger Morgan, and Jay Apt
PNAS (2013) [pdf]

July 31 Neda
Novel Concepts for High-efficiency Lightweight Space Solar Cells
F. Cappelluti, G. Ghione, M. Gioannini, G. Bauhuis, P. Mulder, J. Schermer, M. Cimino, G. Gervasio, G. Bissels, E. Katsia, T. Aho, T. Niemi, M. Guina, D. Kim, J. Wu, H. Liu
ESPC (2017) [pdf]

Aug 14 Mandy
23.6%-efficient monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with improved stability
Kevin A. Bush, Axel F. Palmstrom, Zhengshan J. Yu, Mathieu Boccard, Rongrong Cheacharoen, Jonathan P. Mailoa, David P. McMeekin, Robert L. Z. Hoye, Colin D. Bailie, Tomas Leijtens, Ian Marius Peters, Maxmillian C. Minichetti, Nicholas Rolston, Rohit Prasanna, Sarah Sofia, Duncan Harwood, Wen Ma, Farhad Moghadam, Henry J. Snaith, Tonio Buonassisi, Zachary C. Holman, Stacey F. Bent and Michael D. McGehee
Nature Energy (2017) [pdf]

Sept 11 Marziyeh
Flexible GaAs solar cells on roll-to-roll processed epitaxial Ge films on metal foils: a route towards low-cost and high-performance III–V photovoltaics
P. Dutta, M. Rathi, D. Khatiwada, S. Sun, Y. Yao, B. Yu, S. Reed, M. Kacharia, J. Martinez, A. P. Litvinchuk, Z. Pasala, S. Pouladi, B. Eslami, J.-H. Ryou, H. Ghasemi, P. Ahrenkiel, S. Hubbard and V. Selvamanickam
Energy and Environmental Science (2019) [pdf]

Sept 25 Daisy
Challenges for commercializing perovskite solar cells
Yaoguang Rong, Yue Hu, Anyi Mei, Hairen Tan, Makhsud I. Saidaminov, Sang Il Seok, Michael D. McGehee, Edward H. Sargent, Hongwei Han
Science (2018) [pdf]

Oct 9 Rachel
A generic internet of things architecture for controlling electrical energy consumption in smart homes
Javed Iqbal, Murad Khan, Muhammad Talha, Haleem Farman, Bilal Jan, Arshad Muhammad, Hasan Ali Khattak
Sustainable Cities and Society (2018) [pdf]

Oct 23 Matt
Effectively Transparent Front Contacts for Optoelectronic Devices
Rebecca Saive , Aleca M. Borsuk , Hal S. Emmer , Colton R. Bukowsky , John V. Lloyd , Sisir Yalamanchili , and Harry A. Atwater
Adv. Opt. Mat. (2016) [pdf]

Nov 6 Kayden
Re-assessment of net energy production and greenhouse gas emissions avoidance after 40 years of photovoltaics development
Atse Louwen, Wilfried G. J. H. M. van Sark, André P. C. Faaij & Ruud E. I. Schropp
Nature Comm. (2016) [pdf]

Nov 20 Erin
Passivation of all-angle black surfaces for silicon solar cells
Tasmiat Rahman, Ruy S. Bonilla, Amirjan Nawabjan, Peter R. Wilshaw, Stuart A. Boden
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2017) [pdf]

Dec 4 Peter
Organic and solution-processed tandem solar cells with 17.3% efficiency
Lingxian Meng, Yamin Zhang, Xiangjian Wan, Chenxi Li, Xin Zhang, Yanbo Wang, Xin Ke, Zuo Xiao, Liming Ding, Ruoxi Xia, Hin-Lap Yip, Yong Cao, Yongsheng Chen
Science (2018) [pdf] (SM)

2020

Jan 30 Trevor
Performance of Bifacial PV Arrays With Fixed Tilt and Horizontal Single-Axis Tracking: Comparison of Simulated and Measured Data
Djaber Berrian, Joris Libal, Markus Klenk, Hartmut Nussbaumer, Radovan Kopecek
J. of Photovolt. (2019) [pdf]

Feb 13 Mikhak
Blockchain Applications in Smart GridReview and Frameworks
AHMED S. MUSLEH, GANG YAO, AND S. M. MUYEEN
IEEE Access (2019) [pdf]

Feb 27 Hassan
Enhanced sub-bandgap efficiency of a solid-state organic intermediate band solar cell using triplet–triplet annihilation
YunHui L. Lin, Marius Koch, Alyssa N. Brigeman, David M. E. Freeman, Lianfeng Zhao, Hugo Bronstein, Noel C. Giebink, Gregory D. Scholes, and Barry P. Rand
Energy and Environmental Science (2017) [pdf]

Mar 12 Neda
A 19.9%-efficient ultrathin solar cell based on a 205-nm-thick GaAs absorber and a silver nanostructured back mirror
Hung-Ling Chen, Andrea Cattoni, Romaric De Lépinau, Alexandre W. Walker, Oliver Höhn, David Lackner, Gerald Siefer, Marco Faustini, Nicolas Vandamme, Julie Goffard, Benoît Behaghel, Christophe Dupuis, Nathalie Bardou, Frank Dimroth & Stéphane Collin
Nature Energy (2019) [pdf]

Apr 9 Luc
Enhanced hot electron lifetimes in quantum wells with inhibited phonon coupling
Hamidreza Esmaielpour, Vincent R. Whiteside, Herath P. Piyathilaka, Sangeetha Vijeyaragunathan, Bin Wang, Echo Adcock-Smith, Kenneth P. Roberts, Tetsuya D. Mishima, Michael B. Santos, Alan D. Bristow & Ian R. Sellers
Nature Scientific Reports (2018) [pdf]

Apr 23 Meghan
Thermal energy grid storage using multi-junction photovoltaics
Caleb Amy, Hamid Reza Seyf, Myles A. Steiner, Daniel J. Friedman and Asegun Henry
Energy and Env Sci (2019) [pdf]

May 21 Rob Hunter
Electrical characterization and comparison of a novel covered PVT collector
F. Leonforte, C. Del Pero, N. Aste and A. Miglioli
ICCEP (2019) [pdf]

June 4 RJ 
Multi-element lenslet array for e cient solar collection at extreme angles of incidence
Rakan E. Alsaigh, Ralf Bauer & Martin P.J. Lavery
Nat Sci Rep (2020) [pdf]

June 25 Annie
Photovoltaic Testing for Energy Yield Predictions with Sensitivity to Spectral Shifts
Erin E Looney, Zhe Liu, Andrej Classen, Tonio Buonassisi, Ian Marius Peters
PVSC (2020) [pdf]

July 16 Daisy
A solar cell that breathes in moisture for energy generation
Dilip Krishna Nandakumar, Jayraj V. Vaghasiya, Lin Yang, Yaoxin Zhang, Swee Ching Tan
Nano Energy (2020) [pdf]

July 30 Mikhak
Blockchain Based Decentralized Management of Demand Response Programs in Smart Energy Grids
Claudia Pop,Tudor Cioara,Marcel Antal,Ionut Anghel, Ioan Salomie and Massimo Bertoncini
MDPI (2018) [pdf]

Aug 13 Gavin
Room-temperature short-wavelength infrared Si photodetector
Y. Berencén, S. Prucnal, F. Liu, I. Skorupa, R. Hübner, L. Rebohle, S. Zhou, H. Schneider, M. Helm & W. Skorupa
Sci Rep (2017) [pdf]

Aug 27 Trevor
Substitution of coal power plants with renewable energy sources – Shift of the power demand and energy storage
Matthew D. Leonard, Efstathios E. Michaelides, Dimitrios N. Michaelides
Energy Conversion and Management (2018) [pdf]

Sept 30 Mandy
The impact of climate change on photovoltaic power generation in Europe
Sonia Jerez, Isabelle Tobin, Robert Vautard, Juan Pedro Montávez, Jose María López-Romero, Françoise Thais, Blanka Bartok, Ole Bøssing Christensen, Augustin Colette, Michel Déqué, Grigory Nikulin, Sven Kotlarski, Erik van Meijgaard, Claas Teichmann & Martin Wild
Nature Communications (2015) [pdf]

Oct 14 Annie
Too much of a good thing? Global trends in the curtailment of solar PV
Eric O’Shaughnessy, Jesse R.Cruce and Kaifeng Xu
Solar Energy (2020) [pdf]

Oct 28 Luc
Pulsed studies of intervalley transfer in Al0.35In0.65As: A paradigm for valley photovoltaics
R. Dixit, B. Barut, S. Yin, J. Nathawat, M. Randle, N. Arabchigavkani, K. He, C.-P. Kwan, T. D. Mishima, M. B. Santos, D. K. Ferry, I. R. Sellers, and J. P. Bird
PRM (2020) [pdf]

Nov 11 Erin
27%‐Efficiency Four‐Terminal Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells by Sandwiched Gold Nanomesh
Ziyu Wang, Xuejie Zhu, Shengnan Zuo, Ming Chen, Cong Zhang, Chenyu Wang, Xiaodong Ren, Zhou Yang, Zhike Liu, Xixiang Xu, Qing Chang, Shaofei Yang, Fanying Meng, Zhengxin Liu, Ningyi Yuan, Jianning Ding, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu, and Dong Yang
Adv. Func. Mat. (2020) [pdf]

Nov 25 Kayden
Net energy and cost benefit of transparent organic solar cells in building-integrated applications
Annick Anctil, Eunsang Lee, Richard R. Lunt
Applied Energy (2019) [pdf]

Dec 9 Neda
6-W Optical Power Link With Integrated Optical Data Transmission
Henning Helmers, Cornelius Armbruster, Moritz von Ravenstein, David Derix, and Christian Schöner
IEEE Trans Pow Elec (2020) [pdf]

2021

Jan 25 Peter
Spectral absorption control of femtosecond laser-treated metals and application in solar-thermal devices
Sohail A. Jalil, Bo Lai, Mohamed ElKabbash, Jihua Zhang, Erik M. Garcell, Subhash Singh & Chunlei Guo
Light: Science & Applications (2020) [pdf]

Feb 8 Sebastian
Engineered 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides—A Vision of Viable Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalysis
Liangxu Lin, Peter Sherrell, Yuqing Liu, Wen Lei, Shaowei Zhang, Haijun Zhang, Gordon G. Wallace, and Jun Chen
Advanced Energy Materials (2020) [Lin2020_AdvEnMat]

Feb 22 Rob
Preparation of efficient photothermal materials from waste coffee grounds for solar evaporation and water purification
Chih-Feng Wang, Chih-Lin Wu, Shiao-Wei Kuo, Wei-Song Hung, Kuo-Jung Lee, Hsieh-Chih Tsai, Chi-Jung Chang & Juin-Yih Lai
Scientific Reports (2020) [pdf]

March 15 Gavin
Monocrystalline silicon-based tandem con guration for solar-to-hydrogen conversion
Duy Phong Pham, Sunhwa Lee, Anh Huy Tuan Le, Eun-Chel Cho, Young Hyun Cho, Junsin Yi
Inorganic Chemistry Communications (2020) [pdf]

March 29 Annie
A New Photovoltaic Module Efficiency Model for Energy Prediction and Rating
Anton Driesse, Marios Theristis, and Joshua S. Stein
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2021) [pdf]

April 12 Erin
Effects of X‐rays on Perovskite Solar Cells
Michael E. Stuckelberger, Tara Nietzold, Bradley M. West, Yanqi Luo, Xueying Li, Jérémie Werner, Björn Niesen, Christophe Ballif, Volker Rose, David P. Fenning, and Mariana I. Bertoni
J. Phys. Chem. C (2020) [pdf]

April 26 Trevor
Integration of PV floating with hydroelectric power plants
Raniero Cazzaniga, Marco Rosa-Clot, Paolo Rosa-Clot, Giuseppe Marco Tina
Heliyon (2019) [pdf]

May 10 Daisy
Efficient and stable Ruddlesden–Popper perovskite solar cell with tailored interlayer molecular interaction
Ren, H., Yu, S., Chao, L. et al.
Nat. Photonics (2020) [pdf]

May 31Meghan
Photovoltaic panel cooling by atmospheric water sorption–evaporation cycle
Renyuan Li, Yusuf Shi, Mengchun Wu, Seunghyun Hong & Peng Wang
Nat. Sustainability (2020) [pdf, SI]

June 14 Mandy
Proton Radiation Hardness of Perovskite Tandem Photovoltaics
Lang, F., Jost, M., Frohna, K. et al.
Joule (2020) [pdf]

June 28 Grégoire
Novel symmetrical bifacial flexible CZTSSe thin film solar cells for indoor photovoltaic applications
Deng, H., Sun, Q., Yang, Z. et al.
Nat. Communications (2021) [pdf]

July 12 Luc
Radiation stability of mixed tin-lead halide perovskites: Implications for space applications
Durant, B. K, Afshari, H., Sourabh, S. et al.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2021) [pdf]

July 26 Sebastian
Self-Sustained Visible-Light-Driven Electrochemical Redox Desalination
Ramalingam, K., Liang, M., Pyae, N. L. W. et al.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2020) [pdf]

August 9 Cédric
Light-trapping structure based on ultra-thin GaAs solar cell
Peng, Y. S., Gong, S. F.
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys (2020) [pdf]

August 23 Jacob
S-Shaped Current-Voltage Characteristics in Solar Cells: A Review
Saive, R.
JPV (2019) [pdf]

September 13 Neda
Metamaterial route to direct photoelectric conversion
Wen, Y., Zhou, J.
Materials Today (2019) [pdf]

September 29 Gavin Forcade
Nanocrystalline-silicon hole contact layers enabling efficiency improvement of silicon heterojunction solar cells: Impact of nanostructure evolution on solar cell performance
Umishio, H., Sai, H., Koida, T., Matsui, T.
Progress in Photovoltaics (2021) [pdf]

October 13 Annie

October 27 Erin

November 10 Trevor

November 24 Daisy

December 8 Meghan

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