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PEO Ottawa Chapter Student Paper Night

Suppported by the SUNLAB, 4th year University of Ottawa Electrical Engineering students, Normand Amyotte, Michael Kelly, Robert Li, Patrick McVey, received The Best Technical Content Award at the annual PEO Ottawa Chapter Student Paper Night, help at Salon San Marco on April 8, 2014. The title of their project was […]


CMC Microsystems Award for growth funding

SUNLAB has received three awards of funding from CMC Microsystems to grow prototype dilute nitride solar cells which will be used to advance the design of 3- and 4-junction solar cells. Those growths were awarded in October 2013, February and March 2014 and are now in progress.


IEEE Ottawa Photonics North 2013 award

Viktar Tatsiankou, master student in the SUNLAB, was the recipient of a 2nd place Student Best Paper award at the 2013 IEEE Ottawa Photonics North by for his proceedings entitled “Reconstruction of solar spectral resource using limited spectral sampling for concentrating photovoltaic systems”. The paper presented a method of limited […]


Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Congratulations to Frédéric Bouchard for his Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Award for the fall session 2012! UROP provides undergraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to explore cutting-edge research at the University of Ottawa while they define their professional goals.


First Canadian Photovoltaics Graduate School

Funded by the NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network and Mitacs, the First Canadian Photovoltaics Graduate School aims to attract graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from across Canada to take part in an intensive three-day training event at the University of Ottawa from May 16 to 18, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario. See […]


NREL reliability workshop poster prize

Richard Beal, SUNLAB’s PhD Fellow, was awarded a prize for his poster at the 2012 Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) that was held at NREL in Golden, Colorado, February 28-March 1, 2012. The poster entitled High Intensity Light-Cycling and Early-Life Failure Detection for HCPV Cell Assemblies Using the XT-30 Solar […]


APECS – Advancing Photovoltaics for Economical Concentrator Systems project

The APECS project goal is to establish high-efficiency concentration photovoltaic (CPV) systems as an economically viable technology for grid-connected solar power generation in Ontario, Canada, and globally. This is a $10M Ontario Research Foundation – Research Excellence funded program with three partners: Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the University […]


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. […]