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SUNLAB awarded NSERC SPG grant

Professor Karin Hinzer has been awarded a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Parnership Grants for Projects program. The project, entitled “ASPIRE – Arctic Solar Photovoltaics: Innovation for Renewable Energy” is based on a long-standing collaboration between Dr. Karin Hinzer, Dr. Henry Schriemer and […]


SUNLAB students awarded scholarships

Congratulations to SUNLAB students Kayden Kaller, Mandy Lewis and Erin Tonita on receiving scholarships for 2020-2021. Both Mandy Lewis and Erin Tonita have been awarded prestigious 3-year scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Mandy has been awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship – Doctoral Program while Erin has received an […]


SUNLAB facilities reopen partially

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la réouverture partielle de nos laboratoires le mercredi 17 juin 2020. En raison de nouvelles réglementations universitaires liées à la COVID-19, nous fonctionnerons à 33% de notre capacité avec de nouvelles mesures de sécurité. We are excited to announce that our physical labs reopen on Wednesday, […]


SUNLAB closed due to COVID-19

Veuillez noter que les laboratoires de la plateforme technologique de recherche SUNLAB à l’Université d’Ottawa sont temporairement fermés en raison de la COVID-19. Nous continuons nos recherches et collaborations. N’hésitez pas à nous contacter par courriel. Consultez ce lien pour les coordonnées de notre personnel. The laboratories of the SUNLAB […]


Capstone group working on a smart load controller for an off-grid solar power station

The SUNLAB welcomes fourth year electrical engineering undergraduate students Magtireh Mahad, Amadou Erwan Ouedraogo, Sandy Sitamdze and Benjamin Wolf who have been working away at their capstone project since January.  They are presently designing controls and power-handling components to regulate fixed increment loads so as to balance power arriving from […]


The SUNLAB goes to NUSOD

SUNLAB students and researchers attended the 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices last July. Watch undergraduate summer student Adam Johnston’s VLOG to learn more about their experience.


The SUNLAB goes to PVSC

SUNLAB students and researchers attended the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46) last June. Watch MSc candidate Erin Tonita’s VLOG to learn more about their experience.


SUNLAB test site up and running again

The SUNLAB test site is now operational following its move to the University of Ottawa Lees campus.  In May 2019, with the help of Morgan Solar engineers, SUNLAB students and researchers installed 2 Savanna trackers and 24 solar panels for a capacity of 7 kW. The test site will be […]