Dr. Marco Stefancich
Senior Researcher at Dubai Energy and Water Authority
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Publications (16)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 18, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10758, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XV
KEYWORDS: Photovoltaics, Solar energy, Solar cells, Buildings

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

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

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: Reflectors, Mirrors, Solar concentrators, Sun, Solar cells, Reflectivity, Receivers, 3D printing, Prototyping, Concentrated solar cells

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

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

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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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