Karin Hinzer

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Monolithic multi-junction III-V solar cells with optimal 1 eV subcell

2017/18-2019/20 • $660,000 • PI,CO
The interest in III-V multi-junction solar cells is currently driven by space applications, but the largest potential market for these cells is certainly terrestrial. In this regard, terrestrial concentrator systems utilizing high-efficiency III-V multi-junction solar cells have been...

ASPIRE: Arctic solar photovoltaics: innovation for renewable energy

2018/19-2019/20 • $512,962 • PI,CO
Solar photovoltaic energy technology is globally established and effective, especially in high solar resource regions, largely in fixed-tilt monofacial silicon photovoltaic panel installations. Outside these regions commercial adoption rates decline following the available solar resource....

Green - growing a reliably efficient electrical nanogrid: load sensing power conditioning of adaptively managed renewable power systems incorporating energy storage and generation

2015/16-2019/20 • $380,000 • PI,CO
The University of Ottawa's SUNLAB Solar Research Group is joining forces with Solantro Semiconductor to tackle the development of clean energy systems that will bring affordable and smart electrical grid technology to market. The collaboration is developing a "nanogrid" architecture, which is a...

NSERC CREATE Training in Optoelectronics for Power: from Science and Engineering to Technology (TOP-SET)

2019/20 • $300,000 • PI,CO
bandgap-engineered semiconductors,grid edge management,high-efficiency photoconverters,high-efficiency solar energy systems,internet of things,photoconversion,phototransducer,power distribution on optical fibre,power photovataics,smart grid

Vapour and solution combinatory manufacturing methods for organic solar cells based on novel*phthalocyanines.

2019/20 • $218,875 • PI,CO
Organic solar cells (OSCs) utilize carbon based semiconductors instead of the conventional silicon based materials, which represents significant reductions in manufacturing and energetic costs. The objective of our proposed project is to leverage our recent research results in this area and...

Ubiquitous Solar: Novel solar energy devices and systems costing less than $1/W

2015/16-2019/20 • $125,000 • PI
Solar power is revolutionizing the way we generate and distribute energy around the world. This research will develop the skilled personnel necessary for the rapidly expanding solar industry and demand for solar power, promoting effective knowledge transfer and filling employment needs of...

Phototransducers with quantum materials for power + communications over optical fiber systems (PowerCom)

2016/17-2018/19 • $499,038 • PI,CO
The next industrial revolution will arise out of the Internet of Things: vast numbers of devices will exchange copious data at high rates, becoming one of the world's largest hardware technology markets. Systems interconnected by copper are limited in data rate and can be degraded by...

Nano-patterning and visualization engine for a focused ion beam system

2018/19 • $113,000 • PI,CO
This proposal seeks funding to add a tool to the CRPuO Nanofab, a core nanofabrication facility at the University of Ottawa. The Nanofab is broadly accessible and under the management of the Centre for Research in Photonics at uOttawa (CRPuO), which has a membership of 24 professors directing...

Quantum Dot Laser Modeling****

2018/19 • $25,000 • PI
Optical fibre communications are by far the most effective technology for long-distance exchange of information, once that information can be coupled onto the fibre as light pulses which are controllable, stable, and bright, and very narrow in time and wavelength. Light pulses of many different...

Photonic Nanostructures and Integrated Devices

2012/13-2017/18 • $500,000 • PI
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Vapour and solution combinatory manufacturing methods for organic solar cells based on novel phthalocyanines.

2017/18 • $218,875 • PI,CO
Organic solar cells (OSCs) utilize carbon based semiconductors instead of the conventional silicon based materials, which represents significant reductions in manufacturing and energetic costs. The objective of our proposed project is to leverage our recent research results in this area and...

OPALS - Optically Pumped Advanced Light Sources

2017/18 • $23,870 • PI
Annidis is a leading global developer and vendor of digital optical ophthalmoscopes for live human retinalexamination. The light management componentry used in these instruments is at the forefront of photonics,and Annidis strives for ever-better resolution and throughput by continuous...

Approach to liberating solar voltaic structures from the fundamental efficiency-limiting confines of conventional lattice parameter substrates

2014/15-2016/17 • $593,000 • PI,CO
This project addresses renewable energy sources, and builds on existing Canadian capability to develop the world's most efficient photovoltaic cells for solar energy systems. Emerging from expertise gathered in Canada's high-tech sector over the past 10-20 years, this project enables two...

Smart Home Energy Management System API for Electricity Market Transactional Demand Response

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
A new era is opening in which electrical energy usage will be optimized by leveraging cloud-based systemsmanagement with wireless communications and the Internet of Things. Automated price-modulateddemand-response transactions layered on home energy management tools handling wireless smart...

NSERC CREATE Training Program in Extreme Photonics

2010/11-2015/16 • $1,603,657 • PI,CO
The photonics revolution, unleashed by lasers and optical fibers, has transformed our daily life. Recent downturn in High-Tech sector provided an opportunity for photonics industry in Canada to diversify and explore opportunities beyond telecommunications. There is a growing need to train...

NSERC Photovoltaic innovation network

2010/11-2014/15 • $4,072,750 • PI,CO
The proposed NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network is comprised of 29 top scientists and engineers working in the field of advanced solar cell research, in 13 universities across Canada. The Network has strong support from partners in the private and public sector in Canada, who together aim to...

Green optoelectronics: solar cells and lasers using nanostructured materials

2010/11-2014/15 • $100,000 • PI
Industrialized society is in the process of making a profound shift in its approach to the world as Earth's resources are no longer viewed as effectively infinite; neither in the Earth's ability to supply materials, nor to absorb waste.To allow this shift, devices that are efficient, low-cost,...

Low cost concentrated photovoltaic energy yield analysis for Canadian and global locations (CPVEYA)

2013/14-2014/15 • $95,000 • PI,CO
Recent technological advances have reduced the cost of solar power considerably, making it competitive with fossil-based fuels across an ever increasing range of markets. In this project, the University of Ottawa's SUNLAB is combining its expertise with an emerging Canadian high-tech exporter -...

Theoretical investigation of compressive strain in quantum-dot materials towards minimized polarisation sensitivity in semiconductor optical amplifiers

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
The goal of this research project is to lay the foundations of an enduring industry-academy collaborativerelationship through the engagement of the respective teams in a first study dealing with the effect ofcompressive in-line strain and shape of the dots in the band structure of quantum-dot...

"MaSTER" - Materials Stability Testing for Efficiency and Reliability

2014/15 • $24,000 • PI
Concentrator photovoltaic solar electrical power is capable of 2 to 3 times the yield of conventional fixed flat panel solar power. The concentrator optics must be efficient and stable over field service life of 20 to 25 years. Polymer fabrication techniques for thin optical elements can leave...

4CPV: Materials and processes for quad-junction concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar cells with conversion efficiencies in the 45%-50% range, grown by chemical beam epitaxy

2011/12-2013/14 • $491,500 • PI,CO
This project addresses renewable energy sources, and builds on existing Canadian capability to develop the world's most efficient photovoltaic cells for solar energy systems. By building on expertise gathered in the Canadian high-tech sector over the past 10-20 years, this project enables two...

Enhanced photovoltaic energy yield via pulsed-voltage biasing

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
This project will undertake detailed investigation of a new experimental technique which has been observed to increase the output power and effective efficiency of a standard silicon solar cell or panel (which is typically at most 20%), and thereby improve the daily energy production without any...

Optimized, satellite based models of direct normal irradiance

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
This project brings together the photovoltaic experts at the University of Ottawa SUNLAB and Montreal based Turquoise Technology Solutions Inc. to develop accurate, satellite based, solar resource modelling algorithms for photovoltaic (PV) power plants. The ability to accurately predict the...

Narrow line width surface corrugated quantum well and quantum dot distributedd feedback lasers

2010/11-2012/13 • $499,000 • PI,CO
The goal of the proposed research is to develop narrow line-width single and dual frequency photonic integration-capable multi-electrode surface-corrugated distributed feedback semiconductor lasers as sources. These lasers promise to meet the common needs of applications to precise optical...

Canada Research Chair in Photonic Nanostructures and Integrated Devices

2010/11-2012/13 • $225,000 • PI
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PV and Peak Electricity Analysis and Comparison (PV-PEAC)

2012/13 • $24,075 • PI
This project will undertake detailed analysis of several solar photovoltaic (PV) installations located in the City of Ottawa which are owned by Hydro Ottawa. The analysis will examine the temporal trends of electricity production (power produced on an hourly basis). These results will be...

PIGANA: polarisation-independent gain for access network applications: fabrication, characterisation and systems trials of broadband semiconductor optical amplifiers

2010/11-2011/12 • $200,000 • PI,CO
The goal of this project is to validate semiconductor amplifier designs through their fabrication, characterisation and system trials. The expected result is a semiconductor amplifier prototype suitable for deployment in next generation optical access networks. The combined requirements of...

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DISPOSITIF PHOTOVOLTAÏQUE

La présent invention porte sur un dispositif photovoltaïque qui comprend au moins deux sous-cellules, au moins un élément de connexion connectant électriquement l'une à l'autre des sous-cellules adjacentes, chaque sous-cellule comprenant : au moins un segment ; et au moins un élément de connexion connectant électriquement l'un à l'autre des segments adjacents dans le cas où une sous-cellule comporte au moins deux segments ; chacune des sous-cellules ayant une bande interdite unique et étant...
Applications connexes: WO2018CA50767