Optics in Solar Energy

 
  • Optical nanostructures for photovoltaic applications, including but not limited to light management, spectral splitting, up and down conversion.
  • Advanced silicon wafer solar cells
  • Multi-junction solar cells
  • Advanced characterizations, simulation and modeling for photovoltaic materials, devices and systems
  • Emerging topics such as plasmonics, nanowires, quantum dots
  • New solar cell materials, such as perovskites
  • Photon management concepts
  • Concentrating optics and solar power
  • Measurement and optical modelling of solar energy systems
  • Filed performance and reliability of concentrator optics, degradation and soiling effects
  • Lifecycle and techno-economic analyses of CPV/solar thermal systems