Achievements


Monika BIERI and ZHANG Yin

Best Poster Presentation Award for poster titled “An irradiance-neutral view on the competitiveness of life-cycle cost of PV rooftop systems across cities" at SNEC 11th (2017) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, Shanghai, China, Apr 2017

NUS Safety & Health Awards (NUSSHA) 2017

SERIS was one of the recipients of the Commitment Awards presented by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Apr 2017

Dr Thomas REINDL

receives the “Green Leadership Award” presented by CMO Asia during the Asia Green Future Leaders Award ceremony on 02 Aug 2017. The award recognises individuals who have made substantial and forward-looking contributions in the area of Renewable Energies

Jaffar Moideen Yacob Ali

receives the Outstanding Technical Oral Presentation Award at the 2017 Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Symposium, National University of Singapore, Aug 2017

Prof Armin ABERLE

Distinguished PV Scientist Award, SNEC 10th (2016) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, Shanghai, China, May 2016

Amit Singh RAJPUT

Best Poster Presentation Award for poster titled “An EL based method for finding interconnect resistance in a PV module” at SNEC 10th (2016) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, Shanghai, China, May 2016

Sharon CHEW Min Hui

NUS Quality Service Award – Service Advocate 2016 by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Sep 2016

SERIS Safety Committee

Platinum Award for Fire Safety Excellence Award 2016 by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Oct 2016

Prof Armin ABERLE

p>Hamakawa Award, 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Dr Thomas REINDL

PVSEC Award, 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Dr Yong Sheng KHOO

Young Scientist Award, 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Dr Shubham DUTTAGUPTA

Young Scientist Award, 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Dr Johnson WONG

Young Scientist Award, 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Dr Lu ZHAO

Young Scientist Award, 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Dr Martin REED

Best Oral Presentation Award for Area 5: PV Systems, Deployment and Grid Integration for his presentation titled “A full 3D ray tracing algorithm with a Perez Sky Model for solar insolation studies of urban areas” at the 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Aloysius Wishnu ARYAPUTERA

Best Poster Award for Area 5: PV Systems, Deployment and Grid Integration for his poster titled “Power output forecast of a photovoltaic network” at the 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26), Singapore, Oct 2016

Carlos D. Rodriguez Gallegos

Best Presentation Award for talk titled “Placement and sizing optimization for PV-battery-diesel hybrid systems” at IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET), Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov 2016. The paper is authored by Carlos D. Rodriguez Gallegos, Manuel S. Alvarez Alvarado, Oktoviano Gandhi, Dazhi Yang, Wenjie Zhang, Thomas Reindl and Sanjib Kumar Panda

Carlos D. Rodriguez Gallegos

(presenting on behalf of Ramprakash Kathiresan), Best Presentation Award for talk titled “A non-isolated converter design with time-multiplexing control topology for un-binned high-power LEDs in parallel operation for off-grid solar-PV streetlamps” at IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET), Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov 2016. The paper is authored by Ramprakash Kathiresan, Sanjib Kumar Panda, Pritam Das and Thomas Reindl

RenewSys India Pioneers Industry Support for PhD

RenewSys India pioneers industry support for PhD scholarships in solar energy research through funding of a scholarship for a Singaporean PhD student at SERIS. [January]

Research Collaboration

Loola Adventure Group and SERIS sign a research collaboration for the monitoring and optimization of a solar PV powered air conditioning system with latent heat storage in an off-grid environment. [February]

Develop a High-Efficiency PV Module

REC signs a MoU with SERIS to develop a high-efficiency PV module with 350 W power which will generate 1.35 times more energy at a comparable cost and size to standard multicrystalline modules. [March]

“TruePowerTM Alliance”

China’s Xinyang Normal University and Hohai University join the “TruePowerTM Alliance” and sign a research collaboration with SERIS to study the performance of PV modules and systems under different climate conditions. [March]

Asia’s First Trading Platform (TIGRsTM)

APX Inc. assigns SERIS as the independent verifier for Asia’s first trading platform for the voluntary renewable energy certificates called “Tradable Instruments for Global Renewables” (TIGRsTM), tigrs.apx.com. [May]

Heat Pumps for Residential Water Heating

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) selects SERIS for a project researching the benefits of heat pumps for residential water heating in Singapore. [May]

Cleantech Solar Selects SERIS

Cleantech Solar selects SERIS’ real-time monitoring solutions for their PV systems in India and Cambodia. [June]

Joint Development of NCAR’s Numerical Weather Prediction Model WRF

The National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, and SERIS sign a MoU on the joint development of NCAR’s numerical weather prediction model WRF Solar for Asia. [June]

20% Efficient Large-Area Al-LBSF (or PERC) Cells

20% efficient large-area Al-LBSF (or PERC) cells on SERIS’ re-launched R&D pilot line for silicon solar cells [July]

POCl3 and BBr3 Processing

Tempress Systems and SERIS start a research project on POCl3 and BBr3 processing of silicon solar cells [August]

Bifacial Double-Glass PV Module

Using 144 half-cut high-efficiency mono-Si solar cells from research collaboration partner REC, SERIS’ PV Module Development Lab fabricates a bifacial double-glass PV module prototype with 360 Watt front power [September]

SERIS Start a Research Project on Advanced Femtosecond Laser Pulse Ablation

Innolas Solutions and SERIS start a research project on advanced femtosecond laser pulse ablation [October]

World’s Largest Floating PV Testbed

Jointly with Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) and Economic Development Board (EDB), SERIS launches the world’s largest Floating PV Testbed at the Tengeh reservoir in Singapore [October]

First Yield Guarantee for PV Assets

Ariel Re, a re-insurance group of UK’s Lloyds, and SERIS jointly launch the first Yield Guarantee for PV assets that covers component, system, O&M (operation & maintenance) risks as well as irradiance variability [October]

Advanced PV Module Performance Tester

An advanced PV module performance tester from h.a.l.m. elektronik GmbH is installed at SERIS. It allows measuring PV modules under prolonged flash durations (up to 100 ms) and under a wide range of temperatures (15 - 75 oC) and irradiances (100 - 1100 W/m2) [February]

“The Singapore Solar Story”

SERIS partners the NUS student organisation Energy Carta in organising an Energy Trail titled “The Singapore Solar Story” for secondary and tertiary school students in Singapore [March]

5-Busbar PV Module Developed by SERIS

A 5-busbar PV module developed by SERIS is showcased at the SNEC 2015 PV Expo in Shanghai, China [April]

Advanced Al-LBSF/PERC Process Technologies

Meyer Burger (Germany) AG and SERIS sign a joint development project to work on advanced Al-LBSF/PERC process technologies for high-efficiency silicon solar cells and module [April]

Comprehensive Training Programme

The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ) in China selects SERIS for developing a comprehensive training programme on “Application of Renewable Energy in Cities” for the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development [April]

SERIS’ high-performance PV demonstration system turns 4

SERIS’ high-performance PV demonstration system turns 4 years of age, maintaining an excellent average performance ratio of 89% in tropical Singapore [May]

SERIS is Selected as Technical Advisor for the World’s Largest Solar Farm Project

SERIS is selected as Technical Advisor for the world’s largest solar farm project (900 MWp), which leads to the development of a new and comprehensive risk assessment tool for solar projects [June]

Best Poster Award

Dr Thomas Mueller and co-authors win a Best Poster Award at the 42nd IEEE PV Specialists Conference in New Orleans, USA [June]

“Institute of Microelectronics (IME) Prize for Best PhD Project

Shubham Duttagupta, PhD student at SERIS under the supervision of Prof Aberle, wins the “Institute of Microelectronics (IME) Prize for Best PhD Project (MTD, ECE, Faculty of Engineering)” in the NUS academic year 2014/2015 [July]

Two New Climate Chambers

SERIS’ PV Module Laboratory adds two new climate chambers: one for expansion of the testing & certification business (for up to 12 standard PV modules) and a smaller one for R&D purposes (up to 6 mini-modules) [July]

21.3% for a GaAs-on-Si 4-Terminal Tandem Solar Cell

A collaboration of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and SERIS achieves an efficiency of 21.3% for a GaAs-on-Si 4-terminal tandem solar cell [August]

SERIS is Featured in the TV Documentary

SERIS is featured in the TV documentary “We Needed the Tools”, as part of the “Jalan SG50” programme to showcase the growth of renewable energies in Singapore [August]

Organic Solar Cell with a Record-High Workfunction of 6.0 eV

The Organic Solar Cell Group reports solution-processable p-doped conducting polymers with a record-high workfunction of 6.0 eV [September]

CIGS Solar Cell Laboratory Operational

The CIGS Solar Cell Laboratory at SERIS is operational [October]

Silicon Solar Cell Laboratory Operational

The re-built Silicon Solar Cell Laboratory at SERIS is operational [October]

PV Asia Scientific Conference 2015

SERIS organises the PV Asia Scientific Conference 2015 in Singapore [October]

Best Poster Awards

SERIS researchers Ankit Khanna, Ke Cangming, Ho Jian Wei and Ce Shang win Best Poster Awards at the PV Asia Scientific Conference 2015 [October]

“Solar Economic Handbook for Singapore”

SERIS publishes the “Solar Economic Handbook for Singapore” during ACES 2015. It is available on the NSR website (www.solar-repository.sg) under the “Solar Info” tab, together with a comprehensive LCOE (levelised cost of energy) calculator [October]

State-of-the-Art Solar Cell Stringer

Addition of a state-of-the-art solar cell stringer (TT1800 from teamtechnik GmbH) to SERIS’ PV Module Development Laboratory, with the capability to string full-size and half-cut solar cells with 3, 4, 5 and 6 busbars [November]

Organic Solar Cell with an Efficiency of 7.8%

The Organic Solar Cell Group fabricates a solutionprocessable organic solar cell with an efficiency of 7.8% [December]

Novel Front Electrode Structure for Silicon Solar Cell

SERIS scientists report a novel front electrode structure for silicon solar cell applications, using a silver nanoparticle mesh stacked onto a transparent conductive oxide layer. Lead author: PhD student Mei HUANG [February]

PV Module Cluster Relocation to the CleanTech Park

SERIS’ PV Module Cluster completes its relocation to the CleanTech One (CTO) building at CleanTech Park [March]

Asian Youth Energy Summit 2014

SERIS organises a Youth Outreach programme in collaboration with the NUS student organisation Energy Carta, to support the Asian Youth Energy Summit 2014 [March]

‘Dynamic Mechanical Load Testing’

The PV Module Testing Laboratory adds ‘dynamic mechanical load testing’ to its portfolio of PV module performance analysis services [May]

SNEC 2014

SERIS co-organises the Scientific Conference at the SNEC 8th (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China, with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Chairman [May]

SERIS Wins Two Public Research Grants

SERIS wins two public research grants from Singapore’s Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIRP-03 scheme), for work on improved silicon wafer solar cells. Principal Investigators: Dr Thomas MUELLER and Prof Armin ABERLE [June]

SERIS Wins a Public Research Grant

SERIS wins a public research grant from Singapore’s Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIRP-04 scheme), for work on innovative power system control and energy management for solar PV hybrid systems. Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Sanjib K. PANDA, Dr Thomas REINDL and Assoc Prof Dipti SRINIVASAN [June]

Excellent Crystalline Silicon Surface Passivation

SERIS scientists report excellent crystalline silicon surface passivation by low-temperature atomic layer deposited titanium oxide films. Lead author: PhD student Baochen LIAO [June]

New PV Module Development and Testing Laboratory at CleanTech Park

SERIS officially opens the new PV Module Development and Testing Laboratory at CleanTech Park, with guest of honour Mr LIM Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director, EDB [July]

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Roadmap for Singapore

The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Roadmap for Singapore is published by the Singapore Government. The roadmap was prepared by SERIS (Prof Joachim LUTHER, Dr Thomas REINDL et alia), in close collaboration with industry, academia and Singapore government agencies [July]

Rebuilding Works

Commencement of rebuilding works for the Silicon Solar Cell Laboratory [August]

2014 EU PVSEC Student Awards

SERIS PhD student Mr Shubham DUTTAGUPTA wins one of the five 2014 EU PVSEC Student Awards at the 29th EU PVSEC Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, for his research work “Progress with costeffective surface passivation of p+ silicon by PECVD SiNx ”. Supervisors: Prof Armin ABERLE and Dr Bram HOEX [September]

“National Instruments - 2014 Engineering Impact Awards”

SERIS researchers André NOBRE and Marek KUBIS win the “National Instruments - 2014 Engineering Impact Awards - ASEAN Regional Contest” under the Best Innovation in Renewable Energy category, for their work entitled “Largearea real-time solar irradiance mapping for PV applications” [October]

Pilot Project for the Development of Solar DC Mini-Grids in Bangladesh

SERIS’ Off-Grid PV Systems Group wins a pilot project funded by the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) for the development of solar DC mini-grids in Bangladesh [October]

PV Asia Scientific Conference 2014

SERIS organises the PV Asia Scientific Conference 2014 in Singapore, with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Chairman [October]

National Solar Repository (NSR) 2.0

SERIS re-launches the National Solar Repository (NSR) 2.0 at the Asia Clean Energy Summit, Singapore [October]

SERIS’ First Fully-Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cell

SERIS’ first fully-solution-processed perovskite solar cell is fabricated with a power conversion efficiency of 3% [October]

Self-Consumption Study for Potential Adopters of PV

SERIS, together with local PV manufacturer REC Solar, publishes a self-consumption study for potential adopters of PV in Singapore to highlight benefits and economic viability [October]

NUS Quality Service Award

SERIS staff from the administrative unit, Jocelle Vicente BAUTISTA, SENG Honghui, Aditi SRIDHAR and JI Yanzhao receive the NUS Quality Service Award – Service Advocate Award 2014. [October]

Singapore-Japan Joint Workshop on Photovoltaics 2014

SERIS co-organises the Singapore-Japan Joint Workshop on Photovoltaics 2014 at NUS, with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Co-Chairman [December]

Novel Polymer Organic Solar Cell Structure

SERIS scientists report a novel polymer organic solar cell structure that gives 90% photon-to-electron internal quantum efficiency over a wide composition and thickness range of the photoactive layer [January]

SERIS’ First Spin-Off Companies

SERIS’ first spin-off companies - Fosera Lighting Pte Ltd and IDEEE_Asia Pte Ltd - registered in Singapore [January]

Novel Texturing Process

SERIS researchers report a novel texturing process for industrial monocrystalline silicon wafer solar cells, giving reduced isopropyl alcohol (IPA) consumption as well as an improved process bath lifetime [March]

SERIS Successfully Completes Its First 5-Year Funding Phase

SERIS successfully completes its first 5-year funding phase, achieving all Key Performance Indicators set in 2008 by the funding agency (EIPO) [March]

Start of SERIS Phase 2

Start of SERIS Phase 2 (1 April 2013 to 31 March 2018) May: SERIS co-organises the Scientific Conference at the SNEC 7th (2013) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference in Shanghai, with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Chairman [April]

Research Collaboration on All-Backcontact (ABC) Silicon Wafer Solar Cells

SERIS completes research collaboration on all-backcontact (ABC) silicon wafer solar cells with the Australian National University, achieving 21.3% efficiency on 16-cm2 Cz cells and 24.6% efficiency on 4-cm2 Cz cells [May]

SERIS Wins Public Research Grants

SERIS wins three public research grants from Singapore’s Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIRP-01 scheme), for work on improved silicon solar cells and PV systems [May]

Best Poster Award

SERIS scientist Dr Ziv HAMEIRI wins a Best Poster Award at the 39th IEEE PV Specialists Conference, USA. PhD student Fang Jeng LIM wins a Best Poster Award at the 9th Internat’l Conference on Organic Electronics, France [June]

Novel Solar Irradiance Forecasting

SERIS scientists report a novel solar irradiance forecasting method [June]

SERIS’ 5-kWp Demonstration PV System Reaches 24 Months

SERIS’ 5-kWp demonstration PV system reaches 24 months with a continuous performance ratio (AC) of almost 90% [June]

SERIS’ Deputy CEO

Solar Energy Systems Cluster Director Dr Thomas REINDL appointed as SERIS’ Deputy CEO [July]

Inline Magnetron Sputtering Machine

SERIS’ inline magnetron sputtering machine for transparent conductive oxides and metal films re-established and operational at level 1, E3A building, NUS [August]

PV Module Development Lab Re-Established

SERIS’ PV Module Development Lab re-established and operational at the institute’s off-campus location [August]

Most Promising Start-Up in Singapore

SERIS spin-off Fosera Lighting wins the “Most promising start-up in Singapore (category Engineering) Award” at the Techventure 2013 Conference in Singapore [September]

Excellent Surface Passivationof Heavily Doped p+ Silicon

SERIS scientists report excellent surface passivationof heavily doped p+ silicon by low-temperature plasmadeposited SiOx/SiNy dielectric stacks with optimized antireflective performance for solar cell application [October]

Student Awards at the EU PVSEC 2013

PhD student Clarissa ZOMER wins one of the six Student Awards at the EU PVSEC 2013 Conference in France [October]

PV Asia Pacific Conference 2013

SERIS co-organises the PV Asia Pacific Conference 2013, Singapore, with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Chairman [October]

Silicon Solar Cell Lab Completed

Design of the new Silicon Solar Cell lab completed, a critical step in defining the capabilities of this lab for the future [November]

Industrial Wet Chemistry Lab

Industrial Wet Chemistry lab (former OPV lab) reinstated and operational at level 2, E3A building, NUS [December]

SERIS’ Annual Publication Rate

SERIS’ annual publication rate for journal papers climbs to 49 (i.e. about 4 journal papers per month) [December]

“High-Efficiency, Low Consumption Solar-Powered Street Light”

Project on a novel “High-efficiency, low consumption solar-powered street light” concept wins funding support from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) [January]

(‘SPARC cell’) Developed by SERIS

20.5% efficient full-area screen-printed all back-contact silicon wafer solar cell (‘SPARC cell’) developed by SERIS [February]

Organic Solar Cell Reaches 5.9%

Efficiency of SERIS-developed ‘pseudo bi-layer’ organic solar cell reaches 5.9% [March]

New SERIS CEO

New SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE assumes office [April]

(‘nFAB cell’) Made by SERIS

19.4% efficient full-area screen-printed n-type front-and-back contacted silicon wafer solar cell (‘nFAB cell’) made by SERIS [July]

PV Module Cluster

Newly founded PV Module Cluster starts its operations, with Dr Thomas REINDL as the Acting Director [July]

Silicon Thin-Film R&D Pilot Line

The silicon thin-film R&D pilot line demonstrates the capability for producing 9.6% efficient (initial) amorphous solar cells with an area of 1 cm2, 10.1% efficient (initial) micromorph tandem cells with an area of 1 cm2, and 7.7% efficient (initial) micromorph minimodules with an area of 104 cm2 [July]

First SERIS PhD Thesis

First SERIS PhD thesis accepted by NUS: Advanced luminescence-based characterisation of silicon wafer solar cells, by Matthew PELOSO [August]

PV Asia Pacific Conference 2012

SERIS organises the PV Asia Pacific Conference 2012 (PVAP 2012) in Singapore, with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Chairman [October]

Singapore Modules

Two 5 kWp testbedding PV systems comprising SERIS developed ‘Singapore Modules’ perform very well in outdoor conditions in Singapore, with performance ratio values of over 80% measured over the previous 18 months of operation [November]

SERIS Designed PV System

SERIS designed PV system achieves an excellent performance ratio of 86% in Singapore over the previous 18 months of operation [November]

ISO 17025 Accreditation Audit Successfully

ISO 17025 accreditation audit successfully passed by two SERIS laboratories: PV Module Testing Lab and Goniophotometer Lab [November]

PVSEC-26

SERIS awarded to host the 26th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC-26) in Singapore in 2016. This is Asia’s premier PV Conference series [November]

Dehumidification and Sensible Cooling

Experimental proof of more than 40% electricity demand reduction in heat-powered air conditioning systems through the separation of dehumidification and sensible cooling [December]

Best Poster Award

SERIS postgraduate student Shubham DUTTAGUPTA wins Best Poster Award at the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Seattle, USA, 2011, for work on silicon surface passivation using industrial-scale microwave PECVD [June]

Full-Area Tube-Diffused ‘Al-LBSF Cell’

19.0% efficient full-area tube-diffused screen printed aluminium local back surface field silicon wafer solar cell (‘Al-LBSF cell’) made by SERIS [July]

Inline-Diffused Al-LBSF

Inline-diffused Al-LBSF silicon wafer solar cells reach 19.0% efficiency [September]

PV Asia Pacific Conference 2011

SERIS organises the inaugural PV Asia Pacific Conference 2011 (PVAP 2011) in Singapore, with SERIS CEO Prof Joachim LUTHER as the Conference Chairman [November]

ISO 9001:2008

SERIS achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification [December]

PV Module Testing and Certification

SERIS, in collaboration with VDE-ISE Pte Ltd, starts offering the full range of PV module testing and certification services to industry, in accordance with relevant IEC and UL standards [January]

Thin-Film Silicon Pilot Line

The core process tool for the thin-film silicon pilot line, a five-chamber PECVD cluster tool, arrives at SERIS [January]

First Multicrystalline Silicon Wafer Solar Cells

Fabrication of the first multicrystalline silicon wafer solar cells (up to 15.5% efficient) [February]

Certificate of Recognition

Testing body VDE awards Certificate of Recognition to SERIS’ PV Module Performance Analysis laboratory (now called the PV Module Testing laboratory) [May]

Industry Contracts

SERIS secures its first industry contracts for silicon solar cell R&D [June]

Production Line

Small-scale production line for organic solar cells operational [June]

Outdoor Module Testing

SERIS’ Outdoor Module Testing facility commences operations [August]

Advanced Loss Analysis Method

SERIS establishes an advanced loss analysis method for silicon wafer solar cells [October]

National Solar Repository

The National Solar Repository (NSR, www.solarrepository.sg) is launched on 30th Nov 2010 by SERIS, in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic [November]

Multicrystalline and Monocrystalline Silicon Wafer Solar Cell

The average efficiency of multicrystalline and monocrystalline silicon wafer solar cell batches reaches 16.5% and 18.0%, respectively [December]

Organic Solar Cell

Organic solar cell efficiency reaches 3.6% [December]

First Postgraduate Research Students

The first postgraduate research students start their studies at SERIS (Panji GAZALI and Felix LAW) [January]

SERIS’ Characterisation Laboratory

Opening of SERIS’ Characterisation laboratory for PV materials and devices at E4 [February]

PV System Performance Assessment

SERIS commences offering of PV system performance assessment [June]

Silicon Solar Cell Cleanroom

Silicon solar cell cleanroom laboratory operational at E3A [July]

New Office

SERIS moves into its new office space in building E3A [July]

Laboratory Operational

PV Characterisation laboratory and Goniophotometer laboratory operational at E3A [August]

SERIS Unveils State-of-the-Art Facilities

SERIS unveils its state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities to the public [November]

Photovoltaic Module Performance Analysis (PVPA)

The Photovoltaic Module Performance Analysis (PVPA) test laboratory in SERIS’ off-campus location is ready for starting its operations [December]

SUNALYZER Developed by SERIS

Delivery of the first prototype of SUNALYZER, a versatile I-V tester for silicon wafer solar cells developed by SERIS [December]

SERIS’ First Silicon Wafer Solar Cells

Fabrication of SERIS’ first silicon wafer solar cells (mono-Si, up to 16% efficient) [December]

SERIS Starts Its Operations

SERIS starts its operations in an interim location at NUS building E4, with Prof Joachim LUTHER as the CEO and Cluster Director Nano-structured Solar Cells and Prof Armin ABERLE as the Deputy CEO and Cluster Director Silicon Photovoltaics [April]

NUS Building E3A

NUS building E3A identified as SERIS’ permanent location [June]

Planning Phase of PVPA

Planning phase of Photovoltaic Module Performance Analysis (PVPA) test laboratory starts [October]

SERIS’ class 10,000 Cleanroom

Construction work on SERIS’ class 10,000 cleanroom for silicon solar cells commences in building E3A [November]

Solar and Energy Efficient Building Cluster Starts Its Operations

The Solar and Energy Efficient Building Cluster starts its operations, with Assoc Prof Stephen WITTKOPF as the Director. The first project is on daylighting simulation and research concerning the Zero Energy Building at Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy [December]