The Solar Power Laboratory at ASU is directed by Professor Christiana Honsberg.
In the rapidly changing photovoltaic industry, the Solar Power Lab stands-out as having some of the most experienced researchers in the field. This, coupled with state-of-the-art facilities and institutional support, gives SPL the solid foundation necessary to push the boundaries of what has become a $20 billion sector of the economy.
Arizona State University’s Solar Power Lab serves a staging ground for the new technologies and ideas that will move us forward in our quest for a more sustainable society.
The Solar Power Lab has numerous capabilities such as:
- A full pilot line for 6 inch /156mm solar cells with an average efficiency of 18.5% for diffused cells
- A full pilot line for PERC Cells
- New 6 inch/156mm solar cell line with 23% silicon heterojunction cells.
- Extensive capabilities for silicon solar cell characterization
- Molecular Beam epitaxy system and MOCVD system for III-V and related materials to grow nano-structured and multijunction solar cells