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The Inaugural Canadian Energy Innovation Award

The University of Ottawa’s SUNLab, which is the only university lab in Canada to dedicate its research to high-efficiency solar cell designs, received jointly with Morgan Solar Inc., for their innovative concentrating solar panel Sun Simba, the Inaugural Canadian Energy Innovation Award. The award was presented by Ontario Centres of […]


Inauguration of SUNRISE

The SUNRISE (Semiconductors Using Nanostructures for Record increased in Solar-cell Efficiency) Solar Project installation was unveiled today. This represents the culmination of three years of research and development for its consortium members: the University of Ottawa, the National research Council of Canada, Cyrium Technologies, Opel International and Université de Sherbrooke. […]


Professional Engineers of Ontario student prize

Fourth-year undergraduate students Ante Bulat, Ryan King, Mark Njau, and Viktar Tatsiankou were awarded the Best Innovation and Commercial Application prize at the Professional Engineers of Ontario Ottawa Chapter 2010 Student Papers Night at St. Marco Hall on the 7th of April, adjudicated by a panel of professional engineers. Their […]


Advancing Photovoltaics for Economical Concentrator Systems (APECS)

A joint project between the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Research in Photonics and Morgan Solar Inc. starts in 2010, targeting cost reduction for both solar cells and concentrator systems. Funded by the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence from Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation, the project entitled APECS: […]


Photovoltaic Innovation Network announced

Minister of Industry, Tony Clement, today announced the funding of the NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network, a Canada-wide initiative comprised of 13 universities with >25 primary researchers, spear-headed by Rafael Kleiman of McMaster University. The University of Ottawa’s SUNLab is focused on two primary collaborative projects within the Network, with Karin […]


Spectrolab high-concentration solar simulator production unit received

The SUNLab has received from Spectrolab Inc. the updated production unit of its newest type of solar simulator, XT-30, the very first production unit produced worldwide. Designed specifically for high-efficiency multi-junction III-V solar cells for concentrated photovoltaic applications, it is a unique design which provides very-high concentrations, up to >1000 […]


Spectrolab high-concentration solar simulator prototype received

The SUNLab has received from Spectrolab Inc. a prototype unit for a new type of solar simulator design providing very-high concentrations, up to >1000 suns. Designed specifically for high-efficiency multi-junction III-V solar cells for concentrated photovoltaic applications, the very first production unit worldwide is expected to arrive at our lab […]


SDTC project funded

Professors Trevor Hall and Karin Hinzer, in partnership with Cyrium Technologies and the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC), have been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), officially announced on 28 July 2008. The objectives of this project are to boost the effectiveness of multijunction solar […]


SUNRISE project funded

Drs. Trevor Hall, Karin Hinzer, and Henry Schriemer from the CRPuO have won a $3-million research fund. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) announced the winners of a special $15-million nanotechnology research […]