Scientific Publications

Papers in scientific/technical journals

Lim, F.J., Krishnamoorthy A. Processability issue in inverted organic solar cells. Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences. 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-60408-4, page 405-420 (originally published: 10 Oct 2017).

Luo, W., Hacke, P., Singh, J.P., Chai, J., Wang, Y., Ramakrishna, S., Aberle, A.G., Khoo, Y.S. In-situ characterisation of potential-induced degradation in crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules through dark I–V measurements. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 104-109. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2621352

Luo, W., Khoo, Y.S., Hacke, P., Naumann, V., Lausch, D., Harvey, S.P., Singh, J.P., Chai, J., Wang, Y., Aberle, A.G., Ramakrishna, S. Potential-induced degradation in photovoltaic modules: A Critical Review. Energy & Environmental Science 10 (2017), pp. 43-68. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02271E

Wang, P., Liu, Z., Xu, K., Blackwood, D.J., Hong, M., Aberle, A.G., Stangl, R., Peters, I.M. Periodic upright nanopyramids for light management applications in ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Volume: 7, Issue: 2, March 2017, pp. 493-501. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2641298

Basu, P.K.; Khanna, A. A new single-component low-cost emitter etch-back process for silicon wafer solar cells. Clean Techn. Environ. Policy 19 (2017), pp. 1655-1665. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-017-1354-9

Liu, H.; Ren, Z.; Liu, Z; Aberle, A.G.; Buonassisi, T.; Peters, I.M. Predicting the outdoor performance of flat-plate III–V/Si tandem solar cells. Solar Energy 149 (2017), pp. 77–84

Li, M.; Ma, F-J.; Peters, I.M.; Shetty, K.D.; Aberle, A.G.; Hoex, B.; Samudra, G.S. Numerical Simulation of Doping Process by BBr3 Tube Diffusion for Industrial n-Type Silicon Wafer Solar Cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 7(3), May 2017, pp. 755-762

Hanif, S., Gooi, H.B., Massier, T., Hamacher, T., Reindl, T. Distributed congestion management of distribution grids under robust flexible buildings operations. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, issue: 99. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2660065

Utkarsh, K., Trivedi, A., Srinivasan, C., Reindl, T. A consensus-based distributed computational intelligence technique for real-time optimal control in smart distribution grids. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence 1(1), Feb. 2017, pp. 51-60. DOI: 10.1109/TETCI.2016.2635130

Shang, C., Srinivasan, D., Reindl, T. Generation and storage scheduling of combined heat and power. Energy 124, 1 April 2017, pp. 693-705. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2017.02.038

Hanif, S. Massier, T., Gooi, H.B. Hamacher, T., Reindl, T. Cost optimal integration of flexible buildings in congested distribution grids. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 32(3), May 2017, pp. 2254 – 2266. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2605921

Kathiresan, R., Das, P. Reindl, T., Panda, S.K. A novel ZVS DC–DC full-bridge converter with hold-up time operation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 64(6), June 2017, pp. 4491 – 4500. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2017.2674583

Lin, F., Toh. M.G., Maung T., Li, X., Nandakumar, N., Gay, X., Dielissen, B., Raj, S., Aberle, A. G. Impacts of light illumination on monocrystalline silicon surfaces passivated by atomic layer deposited Al2O3 capped with plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposited SiNx . Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MB01-1 to 08MB01-5. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB01

Ling, Z.P., Xin, Z., Ke, C. Kitz, J.B. Duttagupta, S. Lee, J.S., Lai, A., Hsu, A., Rostan, H., Stangl, R. Comparison and characterization of different tunnel layers, suitable for passivated contact formation. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MA01-08MA05. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MA01

Ge, J., Prinz, M., Markert, T., Aberle, A.G., Mueller, T. Ambient plasma treatment of silicon wafers for surface passivation recovery. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MB04-1 to 08MB04-6. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB04

Ke, C., Xin, Z., Ling, Z.P., Aberle, A.G., Stangl, R. Numerical investigation of metal semiconductor insulator semiconductor passivated hole contacts based on atomic layer deposited AlOx. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MB08-1 to 08MB08-9. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB08

Xin, Z., Ling, Z.P., Nandakumar, N., Kaur, G., Ke, C., Liao, B., Aberle, A.G., Stangl, R. Surface passivation investigation on ultra-thin atomic layer deposited aluminum oxide layers for their potential application to form tunnel layer passivated contacts. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MB014-1 to 08MB014-6 DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB14

Saw, M.H., Khoo, Y.S., Singh, J.P., Wang, Y. Cell-to-module optical loss/gain analysis for various photovoltaic module materials through systematic characterisation. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MD03-1 to 08MD03-5. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MD03

Singh, J.P., Chai, J., Saw, M.H., Khoo, Y.S. Bifacial solar cell measurements under standard test conditions and the impact on cell-to-module loss analysis. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MD04-1 to 08MD04-5. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MD04

Huang, M., Aberle, A.G., Mueller, T. Effects of indium tin oxide on the performance of heterojunction silicon wafer solar cells. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MB17-1 to 08MB17-5. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB17

Oviedo, F., Liu, Z., Ren, Z., Thway, M., Buonassisi, T., Peters, I.M. Ohmic shunts in two-terminal dual-junction solar cells with current mismatch. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MA05-1 to 08MA05-6. DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MA05

Ho, J.W., Koh, J.L.J., Wong, J.K.C., Raj, S., Janssen, E., Aberle, A.G. Flash spectral imaging for optical metrology of solar cells. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MB19-1 to 08MB19-5 DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MB19

Thway, M., Sahraei, N., Ren, Z., Chua, S.J., Aberle, A.G., Buonassisi, T., Peters, I.M., Lin, F. Performance of silicon solar cells under filtered spectra and different light intensities. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MC13-1 to 08MC13-5 DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MC13

Thway, M., Ren, Z., Liu, Z., Chua, S.J., Aberle, A.G., Buonassisi,T., Peters, I.M., Lin, F. Sensitivity analysis for III–V/Si tandem solar cells: A theoretical study. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 56, No. 8S2 pp 08MC14-1 to 08MC14-6 DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.08MC14

Raj, S. Ho, J.W., Wong, J., Aberle, A.G. Impact of nonuniform illumination and probe bar shading on solar cell I-V measurement. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 7(5), (2017), pp 1203 -1208. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2726558

Choi, K.B., Christopher Subhodayam, P.T., Ho, J.W., Wang, J., Lin, J., Bettiol, A.A., Aberle, A.G., Wong, J. Modulated photoluminescence lifetime measurement of bifacial solar cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 99 (2017), pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2733163

Li, W., Yan, X., Aberle, A., Venkataraj, S. Effect of a TiN alkali diffusion barrier layer on the physical properties of Mo back electrodes for CIGS solar cells applications. Current Applied Physics DOI:10.1016/j.cap.2017.08.021 (in press)

Xue, H., Fu, K., Wong, L.H., Birgersson, E., Stangl, R. Modelling and loss analysis of meso-structured perovskite solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics 122(8), (2017). DOI:10.1063/1.4986115

Li, W., Yan, X., Xu, W.L., Long, J., Aberle, A.G., Venkataraj, S. Efficiency improvement of CIGS solar cells by a modified rear contact. Solar Energy 157, 15 November 2017, pp. 486-495. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.054

Luo, W., Khoo, Y.S., Singh, J.P., Wong, J.K.C., Wang, Y., Aberle, A.G., Ramakrishna, S. Investigation of potential-induced degradation in n-PERT bifacial silicon photovoltaic modules with a glass/glass structure. IEEE journal of photovoltaics, DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2762587

Luo, W., Khoo, Y.S., Kumar, A., Low, J.S.C., Li, Y., Tan, Y.S., Wang, Y., Aberle, A.G., Ramakrishna, S. A comparative life-cycle assessment of photovoltaic electricity generation in Singapore by multicrystalline silicon technologies. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2017.08.040

Ren, D., Loo, N.W.X., Gong, L., Yeo, B.S. Continuous production of ethylene from carbon dioxide and water using intermittent sunlight. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 9191−9199

Papers/articles in PV Industry magazines

Reindl, T. At the heart of floating solar: Singapore PVTECH Power, volume 14, March 2018

Sakhuja, M., Zhang, Y., Lim, F.J., Krishnakumari, P.K., Tan, C., Tay, S., Bieri, M., Zhao, L., Ha, J., Blokken, E., Reindl, T. The ‘PV System Doctor’ – smart diagnosis for photovoltaic systems. PVTECH Technical briefing, May 2017, pp. 90-93

Singh, J.P., Khoo, Y.S., Cai, Y., Nalluri, S., Kramer, S., Riethmueller, A., Wang, Y. Detailed power loss/gain characterisation of PV modules with multi­busbar, half-cut cells and light trapping ribbon. Photovoltaic International 37, Sep 2017, pp. 113-120

Conference papers

Wahed, M.A., Bieri, M., Tse K.K., Reindl T., Levelised cost of solar thermal system for process heating applications in the Tropics, Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress XVI, Australia, 2017 (in press)

Chakraborty, S., Manalo, M.L., Ali, J.M., Aberle, A.G. Laser ablation ICP-MS for impurity analysis in multicrystalline silicon wafers. Energy Procedia 124, pp. 24-30. Proc of the 7th International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics, SiliconPV 2017, Germany, 3-5 Apr 2017

Saw, M.H., Khoo, Y.S., Singh, J.P., Wang, Y. Enhancing optical performance of bifacial PV modules. Energy Procedia 124, pp. 484-494. Proc of the 7th International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics, SiliconPV 2017, Germany, 3-5 Apr 2017

Chakraborty, S, Wilson, M., Manalo, M.L., Sarda, A., Wong, J., Sharma, R., Aberle, A., Li, J.B.. Effect of phosphorus and boron diffusion gettering on the light induced degradation in multicrystalline silicon wafers. Energy Procedia 130, pp. 36-42, Proc. of the SNEC 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, SNEC 2017 Scientific Conference, China, 17-20 Apr 2017

Kumar, A, Bieri, M., Reindl, T., Aberle, A.G. Economic viability analysis of silicon solar cell manufacturing: Al-BSF versus PERC. Energy Procedia 130, pp. 43-49, Proc. of the SNEC 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, SNEC 2017 Scientific Conference, China, 17-20 Apr 2017

Zhang, Y., Sakhuja, M., Lim, F.J., Tay, S., Tan, C., Bieri, M., Krishnamurthy, V.A., Wang, D., Krishnakumar, PK., Ha, J., Zhao, L., Reindl, T. The PV System Doctor – Comprehensive diagnosis of PV system installations. Energy Procedia 130, pp. 108-113, Proc. of the SNEC 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, SNEC 2017 Scientific Conference, China, 17-20 Apr 2017

Bieri, M., Winter, K., Tay, S., Chua, A., Reindl, T. An irradiance-neutral view on the competitiveness of life-cycle cost of PV rooftop systems across cities. Energy Procedia 130, pp. 122-129 , Proc. of the SNEC 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, SNEC 2017 Scientific Conference, China, 17-20 Apr 2017

Reindl, T., Walsh, W., Zhan, Y., Bieri, M. Energy meteorology for accurate forecasting of PV power output on different time horizons. Energy Procedia 130, pp. 130-138, Proc. of the SNEC 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, SNEC 2017 Scientific Conference, China, 17-20 Apr 2017

Yacob Ali, J.M., Shanmugam, V., Rodriguez-Gallegos, C.D., Lim, B., Aberle, A.G., Mueller, T. Femtosecond vs nanosecond: an analysis on the laser ablation properties of dielectric layers for solar cells. Proc of the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), USA, 25-30 Jun 2017 (in press)

Wong, J., Teena, P., Inns, D. Griddler Al: new paradigm in luminescence image analysis using automated finite element methods. Proc. of the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), USA, 25-30 Jun 2017 (in press)Rajput, A.S., Raj, S., Wong, J., Aberle, A.G. A new method to quantify contact resistance using localised-illumination photoluminescence technique in a solar cell. Proc. of the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), USA, 25-30 Jun 2017 (in press)

Raj, S., Wong, W. Bhan, M., Palmer, E., Ho, J.W., Ramprasad, S., Wang, J., Aberle, A.G. Implementation of novel pin connection and test routine for improved accuracy in I-V measurements. Proc. of the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), USA, 25-30 Jun 2017 (in press)

Thway, M., Ren, Z., Nay Yaung, K., Liu, H., Liu, Z., Soo, J. C., Aberle, A.G., Buonassisi, T., Peters, I.M., Lin, Fen. Energy yield estimation for field applications in Singapore: GaAs/GaAs/Si tandem vs. GaAs single-junction solar cells. Proc. of the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), USA, 25-30 Jun 2017 (in press)

Belluardo, G., Galleano, R., Zaaiman, W., Pravettoni, M., Halwachs, M., Fucci, R., Drobisch, A., Friederichs, M., Haverkamp, E., Phinikarides, A., Friesen, G. Extending the spectrum characterisation of solar simulators from 300 nm to 1200 nm: challenges on spectral measurements in the UV and NIR. Proc of 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, The Netherlands, 25-29 Sep 2017

Dong, Z., Yang, D., Zhao, L., Reindl, T. Combine deep neural network and tree based machine learning models using stacked generalisation to forecast hourly solar irradiance for tropical regions. Proc of 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, The Netherlands, 25-29 Sep 2017

Li, M., F-J Ma., Stangl, R., Aberle, A.G., Samudra, G.S., Hoex, B. Investigation on the Ag-Al metal spiking into boron-diffused p+ layer of industrial bifacial n-type silicon wafer solar cells by numerical simulation. Proc. of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, The Netherlands, 25-29 Sep 2017

Rodrigues-Gallegos, C.D., Gandhi, O., Reindl, T., Panda, S.K. PHSO: A graphic user interface optimiser for the sizing design of the PV hybrid systems. Proc. of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, The Netherlands, 25-29 Sep 2017

You, K., Reindl, T. Voltage enhancement by basic active power curtailment of low-voltage grid-connected PV systems in view of complex power flow theories and real world testing and measurement results. Proc. of the Second Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT 2017), pp. 50-57, Singapore, 24-26 October 2017.