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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 […]


SUNLAB student wins NUSOD 2019 poster award

Congratulations to MASc electrical engineering candidate Mandy Lewis on winning the Best Poster Award at the 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices for her work on the “Modelling of Bifacial Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells for Arctic Applications”. NUSOD 2019 was held in Ottawa, July 8 to 12, 2019.


SUNLAB students win Area 4 poster competition at PVSC 46

Congratulations to MASc electrical engineering candidate Mandy Lewis and MSc physics candidate Erin Tonita on winning first place at the Area 4 poster competition of the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46) for their work on “Angular Dependence Of Bifacial Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells For High Latitudes”. PVSC 46 was held […]


SUNLAB at Photonics North

SUNLAB students presented results at last week’s Photonics North conference in Québec City. PhD physics candidate Meghan Beattie, MASc electrical engineering candidate Annie Russell and MSc physics candidates Gavin Forcade and Erin Tonita gave oral or poster presentations on topics including bifacial solar cells, concentrator photovoltaic systems, energy yield modeling and photonic power conversion. Former […]