Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Official Opening of the SERIS PV Module Development and Testing Laboratories.
SERIS re-launches the National Solar Repository (NSR) 2.0 at the Asia Clean Energy Summit 2014, Singapore
We are an international multi-disciplinary team of over a hundred scientists, engineers and architects.
SERIS is globally active but focuses on technologies and services for tropical regions, in particular for Singapore, South- and South-East Asia.
SERIS staff members come from around the world, with roots in 20 countries.
The Singapore Module developed by SERIS provides increased durability and energy output in tropical climates. It features superior moisture resistance and captures more diffuse light.
In March 2012, SERIS was awarded 3 out of 5 successful research grants under the 5th Grant Call of the Clean Energy Research Programme (CERP) by the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO), Singapore.
Module light soaking in the SERIS PV module testing laboratory located off-campus at CleanTech One. Testing for the reliability and durability of photovoltaic modules is conducted at this facility.


SERIS is Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research.



A leading solar energy research institute in the world, contributing to global sustainable development


To develop industrially relevant materials, components, processes, systems and services in the fields of solar energy conversion and solar and energy-efficient buildings, through education, research and service.

Targeted leadership areas include industrial silicon wafer solar cells, PV modules for the tropics, PV module testing, high-performance PV systems for the tropics, management of the variability of PV for grids with a high solar share, solarisation of Singapore, and PV quality assurance in Asia.


Upcoming Events

Singapore-Japan Workshop 2014:The cost of solar photovoltaic electricity is being reduced at a breathtaking pace, making solar power cost-effective in more and more countries, including Singapore and Japan. To further accelerate the global deployment of PV systems, leading PV researchers from Japan and Singapore will meet for two days to present and discuss the status and potential of existing and emerging PV technologies.For more information on the workshop, please click the banner below.


SIEW 2014


SERIS will be represented at the following conferences:



SERIS Researcher

Presentation title

15-16 Nov 2014

Research Symposium on Energy, Environment and Business (RSEED-2014), UAE

Michelle Thompson

Technical and Economic Evaluation of an Off-Grid Solar Desalination System in Myanmar (talk)

23 Nov 2014

Asian Nations Joint Workshop on PV, Japan

Prof Armin ABERLE

Performance of PV modules and systems in the tropics (invited talk)

23-27 Nov 2014

The 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-6), Japan

QIU Zixuan

Efficiency potential of rear heterojunction stripe contacts applied in hybrid silicon wafer solar cells (talk)

LIU Haohui

The impact of haze on performance ratio and current generation of PV systems in Singapore (poster)


High electron mobility indium tin oxide films for heterojunction silicon wafer solar cell applications (poster)

Comparative study of indium tin oxide prepared by pulsed-DC and RF magnetron sputtering at low temperature and low power conditions (poster)


Impact of rear internal reflectance on photocurrent in silicon wafer solar cells (poster)

KE Cangming

Simulation study of electrical properties of window layers in a-Si:H solar cells (poster)


Investigation of fine line screen-printed and stencil-printed Ag metal contacts for silicon wafer solar cells (poster)


Spatial atomic layer deposition of intrinsic zinc oxide films for application in the photovoltaic industry (poster)


Bilayer TCO structure as front electrode for thin-film silicon solar cell applications (poster)

LI Weimin

Effect of deposition pressure on the properties of magnetron sputter deposited Mo back contact for CIGS solar cells (poster)


Standard input parameters for the simulation of the most common silicon solar cells (poster)

Andre Nobre

Shading Anlysis for BIPV in high-rise, high-density cities: A case study in Singapore (talk)

For an overview of the conferences attended and those that we intend to attend in future, please click here.