December 22 2016
The year 2016 is coming to an end. Take advantage of the upcoming holiday season for joy and efficient rest.
In 2017 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!
Integrated PV Windows
December 6 2016
We have installed building integrated photovoltaic (PV) windows in the passage between the two faculty buildings in collaboration with Slovenian companies Bisol and Letrika Sol.
PV windows are made of two-sided solar cells, which convert outside and inside light into electricity. Produced electricity is fed into the faculty's grid using micro inverter. Current power and cumulative produced energy are available at the webpage together with actual weather data. More information about the system.
Additionally we have created a new section in our webpage called Applications, where we present our demonstrative photovoltaic projects. There you can also find our 17 kW solar power plant situated on the faculty's roof, which is producing electricity since 2010.
Zios Acknowledgment for Special Achievements
November 22 2016
A LPVO member, Prof. Dr. Janez Krč, has received the Zios acknowledgment for special achievements in the research field of photovoltaics and electronics.
Marko Jošt's record solar cell
October 17 2016
Marko Jošt, PhD student at UL FE is pursuing his PhD in Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronic under supervision by Prof. Dr. Marko Topič. At MIDEM 2016 conference, Marko recently reported on successful development of a new generation of thin film solar cells. In collaboration with Helmholtz Zentrum Beriln they developed a Perovskite solar cell with conversion efficiency above 16%. Despite a current world record efficiency at 22%, this is an important milestone in Slovenian photovoltaics.
According to Marko Jošt, the Perovskite solar cells will have a bright future, once the two main challenges, the stability and upscaling, are resolved.
New Junior Researcher in LPVO
October 1 2016
A new junior researcher has begun with PhD training in LPVO: Jošt Balent.
3rd Euroregional Workshop on Photovoltaics & Nanophotonics
AUGUST 30, 2016
From September 21st to 23rd 2016 we are organising third Euroregional Workshop on Photovoltaics & Nanophotonics EUROREG-PV. Attendance is free of charge. Welcome.
Več informacij in prijave: http://euroreg-pv.fe.uni-lj.si.
6th Slovenian Photovoltaic Conference
August 29, 2016
On Thursday, September 22nd 2016 we are organising sixth conference SLO-PV. Besides lectures (in Slovene) there will also be a fair. Attendance is free of charge. Welcome.
More info and registration: http://slo-pv.fe.uni-lj.si.
SolarPV.TV Interview with Prof. Marko Topič
July 11 2016
After 32nd European Photovoltaic Conference (EU PVSEC) the chairman of the conference, Prof. Dr. Marko Topič gave an interview to SolarPV.TV. They discussed the conference, as well as photovoltaics in general, in Europe and in Slovenia.
You can find the interview here.
Free PhD position in LPVO
June 27 2016
A PhD position is available in Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics. The application deadline at the University is July 1 2016, 11 AM.
Conditions, instructions and forms are available at the faculty's web page.
We ask the canditates to contact Prof. Dr. Janez Krč.
If you are interested in a PhD study including research and engineering work in LPVO, you are welcome!
Student Award at EU PVSEC 2016
June 24 2016
The largest international photovoltaic conference EU PVSEC 2016 was held in Munich between June 20 an 24. A PhD student Blaž Kirn represented Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics. His work entitled Combining Solar Irradiance Databases and PV Performance Model for PV System Performance Analysis won the prestigious EU PVSEC Student award.
Prof. Marko Topič was elected the General chairman of EU PVSEC 2016
February 5 2016
Prof. Dr. Marko Topič was elected the general chairman of 32nd European Photovoltaic Conference (EU PVSEC). 32nd EU PVSEC will be held in Munich, Germany from June 20 to 24. EU PVSEC takes place at different venues throughout Europe since 1977. It is the biggest photovoltaic conference, that hosted 2538 delegates from 79 countries in 2015.