Posted: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 06:48

In this RRL publication we investigate how the bulk resistivity affects the performance of silicon cells and the reliability of modules.The cells with bulk resistivities over 1000 Ωcm show breakdown voltages larger than −1000 V, almost two orders of magnitude higher than in typical commercial cells.

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 06:40

In this ACS publication, we perform characterization on plated Cu contacts from encapsulated cells that were degraded during extended exposure to damp heat (DH) stress.

Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 16:45

We were pleased to present our perspective on thin silicon cells at the Advanced Training Program on Net-Zero Climate Emissions organized by UT Austin Portugal Program. Send any questions to

Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 - 13:15

Check the recent publication at ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces where we helped our colleagues at Caltech and University of Illinois at Urbana−Champaign to develop SHJ microcells to be integrated in windows.

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 11:56

Our latest paper on outdoor Suns-Voc was recently featured in PV Magazine. Check it out.

Posted: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 09:48

Just published @ Joule: Monitoring of Photovoltaic System Performance Using Outdoor Suns-Voc. Great work of Alex Killam and Joe Karas!  

Direct download: Monitoring of Photovoltaic System Performance Using SunsVoc

Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 16:17

A good surprise: Our SolMat paper on 40 µm-thick screen-printed heterojunction solar cells with 20.48% efficiency was news in PV-magazine

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:52

Just published: Thin silicon and J0s 10x smaller than the sate-of-the-art are required to increase efficiency. Check:

Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:33

Just published: Great work of Joe Karas on reliability of Cu-plated solar cells and modules. Check:

Posted: Monday, August 3, 2020 - 14:29

Just published: Great work of Pradeep Balaji on surface passivation of very thin silicon heterojunction solar cells.