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Holiday Wish

December 24 2013

The year 2013 is coming to an end. Take advantage of the upcoming holiday season for joy and efficient rest.

In 2014 we wish you best success in future challenges, let potential problems and inconveniences be effectively minimized, and let the renewable moments of happiness and satisfaction grow and intensify.

Happy New Year!

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The Vodnik Award

December 3 2013

A LPVO member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janez Krč was granted the Vodnik award for outstanding scientific achievements.

Janez Krč begun his scientific career as a junior researcher, followed by an assistant and from 2009 also as a teacher. His research is focused on photovoltaics and optoelectronics, with emphasis on optical modeling and light manipulation in thin-films.

Congratulations!

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The Faculty Prešeren Award

December 3 2013

A LPVO member Milan Kovačič was granted the Faculty Prešeren award for his bachelor thesis entitled Filtering structures in thin-film silicon photodetectors for detection of fluorescent light of selected biomolecules. Milan Kovačič works at LPVO as a junior researcher.

Congratulations!

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New Junior Researchers in LPVO

October 1 2013

Two new junior researchers begun with PhD training in LPVO: Marko Jošt and Milan Kovačič.

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Contributions to 28th EU PVSEC

September 25 2012

Members of LPVO will attend the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference with the following contributions.

Posters:

  • 4AV.5.9; B. Kirn, M. Jankovec, K. Brecl, M. Topič; Performance of Different Types of Solar Irradiance Sensors for PV Module Energy Yield Modeling
  • 5BV.7.5; K. Brecl, M. Topič; Evaluation of Non-Ideal PV Systems
  • 2CV.3.16; M. Filipič, Z.C. Holman, F. Smole, S. De Wolf, C. Ballif, M. Topič; Contribution of Inversion Layer to Lateral Transport in Amorphous Silicon / Crystalline Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
  • 3DV.2.14; M. Berginc, E. Quesnel, U. Opara Krašovec, M. Topič; Silver Nanoparticles in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
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Contributions to MIDEM 2013 Conference

September 23 2012

Members of LPVO will attend the 49. International Conference MIDEM 2013 with the following contributions.

Session on optoelectronics. Wednesday, September 25 at 9:30 AM.

  • T. Vidmar, U. Opara Krašovec, M. Topič; Inkjet Printing of Chromogenic Devices
  • M. Kovačič, J. Krč, B. Lipovšek and M. Topič; Diffraction Gratings for Optical Filtering in Fluorescence Detection of Biomolecules
  • M. Jošt, J. Krč and M. Topič; Camera-based Measurement of Light Scattering Intensity Distribution
  • M. Sever, J. Krč and M. Topič; Optical Optimisation of Periodic Surface Textures in Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells with Realistic Layer Growth Consideration
  • B. Kirn, K. Brecl, M. Jankovec and M. Topič; Degradation of Multi-crystalline Silicon PV Modules in Open-circuit or Maximum Power Point Conditions

Session on sensors and MEMS. Wednesday, September 25 at 3:00 PM.

  • G. Matič, M. Jankovec, D. Jurman, M. Topič; Tilt Determination Procedure for All-rotating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Session on thick and thin films. Friday, September 27 at 9:30 AM.

  • M. Drev, U. Opara Krašovec, M. Topič; Sol-gel Processed Down-converters for DSSC

Welcome.

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Exceptional scientifc achievement in 2011

July 8 2013

Software package - Optical simulator CROWM - designed by Dr. Benjamin Lipovšek from Laboratory of photovoltaics and optoelectronics was awarded an exceptional scientific achievement in 2011 by Slovenian Research Agency.

Presentation of the achievement is published at Videloectures.net.

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A lecture by Assist. Prof. Dr. Olindo Isabella

July 8 2013

Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics kindly invites you to a lecture which will be given by Assist. Prof. Dr. Olindo Isabella from Delft University of Technology entitled Opto-electrical modelling and status of silicon-based solar cells in PVMD group.

The lecture will take place in the Diploma room, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Trzaska cesta 25, Ljubljana on Tuesday, 9. 7. 2013 at 10:00. The Lecture will be given in English.

Welcome!

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Silver prize at GENIUS Olympiad 2013

July 4 2013

Zala Gruden and Nives Bogataj, Gimnazija Vič high school students, won the silver prize at GENIUS Olympiad 2013 (Oswego, NY, USA) in Science category with a project entitled Dye Sensitized Solar Cell with Tulip Dye with advisors Alenka Mozer (Gimnazija Vič) and Dr. Urša Opara Krašovec (Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics).

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Defense of the PhD Thesis

June 19 2013

Teaching assistant Matija Pirc will defend his PhD thesis entitled Effects of high electric field on optical absorption in amorphous semiconductors on 24th of June at 10 AM in Diploma room at Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Lecture at "Grande ecole" Supelec

June 13 2013

Prof. Dr. Marko Topič presented a lecture entitled Thin-film solar cells - photon and electron management aspects in laboratory Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris (LGEP) in scope of joint research unit UMR 8507 between CNRS, Supelec, UPMC Université Paris 6 and Université Paris-Sud 11 at "Grande ecole" École supérieure d'électricité (Supelec) in Paris, France.

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Lecture in series Znanost na cesti

June 5 2013

Prof. Dr. Marko Topič will give a lecture entitled Sončne elektrarne na razpotju konkurenčnosti in a series of lectures Znanost na cesti, znanje in ideje na prepihu.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, June 12th 2013, at 20:00 in Kresija galery at Stritarjeva ulica 6 in Ljubljana. The lecture will be given in Slovene language.

Added: Video of the lecture.

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Series of lectures by Prof. Dr. Christophe Ballif

June 4 2013

Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics kindly invites you to the series of lectures which will be given by Prof. Dr. Christophe Ballif from Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lusanne. The topic of the lectures is photovoltaics. The lectures will be a part of the Photovoltaics PhD course.

  • on Thrusday, 6. 6. 2013 at 10:00 - Photovoltaics: a market and system view
  • on Friday, 7. 6. 2013 at 10:00 - Photovoltaics: a technological view
  • on Friday, 7. 6. 2013 at 11:00 - Advanced photovoltaics: low cost, large area micro and nanostructures for thin film solar cells
  • on Friday, 7. 6. 2013 at 14:00 - Advanced photovoltaics: high efficiency silicon solar cells and the example of Si heterojunction cells

The venue for the lectures is the Diploma room, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Trzaska cesta 25, Ljubljana. Lectures will be given in English. Duration of a single lecture is one hour.

Welcome!

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Defense of the PhD Thesis

May 29 2012

PhD student Miha Filipič will defend his PhD thesis entitled Modeling and analysis of third generation heterojunction solar cells on 6th of June at 12 PM in Diploma room at Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Defense of the PhD Thesis

May 29 2013

PhD student Matevž Bokalič will defend his PhD thesis entitled Conversion efficiency inhomogeneities of photovoltaic devices on 4th of June at 12 PM in Diploma room at Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Book published by CRC Press

April 23 2013

CRC Press has published a book about optical modelling in thin-film solar cells Optical Modeling and Simulation of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices, written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janez Krč and Prof. Dr. Marko Topič.

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Young Researcher at BISOL Group

March 25 2013

BISOL Group d.o.o. opened a call for position of a young researcher. The aim of employment is a development of a hardware/software platform for intelligent storage, consumption and minimization of electricity generated from in-house PV system to the grid. PhD training programme will take place at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Elec Eng. Send an e-mail with CV to Marko.Topic[at]fe.uni-lj.si.

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Cooperation with Colorado State University

January 12 2013

We are continuing our successful cooperation with Colorado State University from Colorado, USA as a two-year bilateral project Performance limits of high bandgap thin film photovoltaics.

More.