Dr. Marco Stefancich
Senior Researcher at Dubai Energy and Water Authority
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Publications (15)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 7, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10379, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Solar concentrators, Integrated optics, Solar cells, Manufacturing, Optical tracking, Active optics, Solar thermal energy

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 23, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9937, Next Generation Technologies for Solar Energy Conversion VII
KEYWORDS: Optics manufacturing, Solar energy, Solar cells, Photovoltaics, Silicon, Optical filters, Receivers, Lens design, External quantum efficiency, Photons

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 7, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9955, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII—Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics
KEYWORDS: Solar concentrators, 3D printing, Concentrated solar cells, Reflectors, Sun, Prototyping, Solar cells, Reflectivity, Receivers, Mirrors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 25, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9572, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII
KEYWORDS: Solar concentrators, Absorption, Transparency, Compound parabolic concentrators, Reflection, Reflectivity, Optical components, Sun, Ray tracing, Geometrical optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 6, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9516, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations II
KEYWORDS: Sun, Optical components, Transparency, Optical tracking, Opacity, Chemical elements, Transition metals, Photography, Light sources, Composites

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 1, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9516, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations II
KEYWORDS: Transmittance, Sun, Photovoltaics, Solar cells, Instrument modeling, Performance modeling, Statistical modeling, Absorption, Optical tracking, Statistical analysis

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Course Instructor
SC1044: Silicon Photovoltaics
Silicon Photovoltaics (PV) compose the workhorse materials platform for contemporary solar cell devices, but their performance Figure-of-Merit (in Watts/$) underscores the compromised impact of this technology as an alternate energy solution. This course will cover 3rd Generation approaches to improving conversion efficiency and materials processing cost and manufacturing yield to create a more cost-competitive industry. The subjects will be presented in two parts: 1) Context and Limitations: a brief review of 1st and 2nd Generation Si PV, the Shockley-Queisser fundamental limit, and manufacturing constraints; and 2) Technology Solutions: 3rd Generation case studies in spectrum management, concentrator PV, tandem multi-junctions, spectral splitting, intermediate band-gap doping, defect and substrate engineering, and recent "green photonic" solutions to manipulate the flow of incident light using waveguide or sub-wavelength structures. The course objective is a modernized overview of the silicon photovoltaic platform drivers and barriers to efficient design or fabrication.
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