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First of its kind, state-of-the-art energy yield modelling for Thin-film PV technologies
The clean energy revolution is increasing the need for solar photovoltaics to be integrated into the structures around us. Thin-film PV is the best candidate for integrated photovoltaics with its ability to be easily integrated into complex geometries. Energy team at IMEC is currently involved in multiple aspects of the Integrated PV. One such area is the energy yield simulation framework. Predicting the energy yield of PV technology is essential for fast prototyping, design and system optimization, feasibility studies, marketing, etc.
Imec state of the art energy yield framework uses a physics-based model to predict the energy yield of photovoltaic technologies. The framework is being expanded to incorporate the thin-film photovoltaics and thereby integrated PV. Currently, the thermo-electric model is being developed for CIGS based photovoltaic modules. The model needs to be validated against a wide range of commercially available modules such as rigid, flexible, several interconnection types, various cell architectures, sizes and voltages.
This internship provides you with the opportunity to learn different characterization techniques and measurements on the Thin-film modules. To receive hands-on experience using the state-of-the-art solar simulator and various other measurement equipment.
Type of project: Internship
Duration: 6 months
Master's degree: Master of Engineering Technology; Master of Science; Master of Engineering Science
Master program: Energy; Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering; Physics
Supervising scientist: For further information or for application, please contact Santhosh Ramesh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Imec allowance will be provided