Holiday Wish

December 13 2019

The year 2019 is coming to an end. Take advantage of the upcoming holiday season for joy and efficient rest.

In 2020 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!


Classificaton of the Earth to 12 climate zone for photovoltaics

October 21 2019

PV Magazine emphasized the work of Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics. In the paper by Julian Ascencio-VasquezMethodology of Köppen-Geiger-Photovoltaic climate classification and implications to worldwide mapping of PV system performance research team of LPVO developed a new methodology for global climate classification intended for use in photovoltaics. The paper published in the journal Solar Energy classifies the Earth into 12 photovoltaic climate zones based on the climate, amount of radiation and a combination of population density and total area.

More: News item in PV Magazine, Paper in Solar Energy



Best Visual Presentation Award at EU PVSEC 2019

September 14 2019

The largest international photovoltaic conference EU PVSEC 2019 was held in Marseille between September 9 and 13. The Best Visual Presentation Award was received also by Luis Castillon for presentation entitled Parallel Natural Weathering of Backsheets across Europe. The research has been carried out in collaboration between the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics and institutes PCCL from Loeben and Fraunhofer ISE from Freiburg.


Official news: EU PVSEC.



30. AVGUST 2019

Between 9 and 13 September, we will attend the largest photovoltaic conference the EU-PVSEC 2019 in Marseille. We will present five contributions to the scientific part of the conference, and additionally we will also present our PV monitoring solutions in the booth C5 at the exhibition.

Planned contributions:

  • 4BO.13.6, M. Bokalič, Development of Inhomogeneities in Multi-Crystalline Silicon PV Modules over Two Years of Real Operating Conditions
  • 4CO.4.2, S. Mitterhofer, Dual Sorption Modelling of Water Ingress in PV Encapsulants Using a Heterogeneous Mesh in Finite Element Simulations
  • 3BV.1.9, M. Kovačič,  Light Management in Ultra-Thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Photovoltaic Devices
  • 6CV.1.20, J. Ascencio-Vásquez, Preliminary Weather Forecast Tracking and Modelling of Electromobility
  • 2DV.1.47, J. Balent,  Study of the Influence of Defects in Doped Thin-Film Layers in Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cells Employing Opto-Electrical Simulations
  • 3AO.8.1, M. Edoff, Janez KrčUltrathin CIGS Solar Cells with Passivated and Highly Reflective Back Contacts – Results from the ARCIGS-M Consortium

Above list in PDF.

We look forward to meeting you in Marseille!


Article in Journal Nature Communications

July 5 2019

An article entitled Tailor-made nanostructures bridging chaos and order for highly efficient white organic light-emitting diodes was published in the prestigious science journal Nature Communications, in which the associate of LPVO, Dr. Milan Kovačič, as the second author, collaborated with the optical modeling of sinusoidal periodic structures. His work contributed to a more detailed understanding and evaluation of the high experimentally achieved efficiencies of white OLEDs made on random sinus-like nanostructures.


Article in Journal Science

May 31 2019

An article entitled Terawatt-scale photovoltaics: Transform global energy was published in the journal Science. The article was written by renowned international scientists, including Prof. Dr. Marko Topič together with five coworkers from the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV).


Defense of the PhD Thesis

March 25 2019

PhD student Žiga Lokar defended his PhD thesis entitledOptical modelling and optimization of solar cells with nano- and microphotonic structures based on rigorous coupled wave analysis on 25th of March at 9:00 AM in Diploma room at Faculty of Electrical Engineering.


Cover Image of Journal Progress in Photovoltaics

February 20 2019

The cover image of the March edition of renowned scientific journal Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications features the image from the paper Electrical Loss Analysis of Monolithic Interconnected Multi‐Segment Laser Power Converters, which was written by Dr. Rok Kimovec, Dr. Henning Helmers, Dr. Andreas W. Bett and Prof. Dr. Marko Topič.


ETIP PV Vision

January 18 2019

European Technology and Innovation Platform for PhotoVoltaics (ETIP PV) presented their vision entitled Photovoltaic Solar Energy, Big and Beyond, where, based on the facts, they present their path and vision of electricity production in 2050.