Very High Efficiency Solar Cells at PVSC 33

[San Diego, California USA]

Dr. Allen Barnett presented an update on the Very High Efficiency Solar Cell (VHESC) program.

On Thursday morning, May 15, 2008, Dr. Allen Barnett, presented the paper, “INITIAL TEST BED FOR VERY HIGH EFFICIENCY SOLAR CELLS”, at the 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 33). The paper was renamed from “Very High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules” in the abstract and three University of Delaware students were added to the paper credits as you will hear in the 18:31 minute video below. As usual, I apologize for the video quality (320×240 @ 30 frames per second) and the infernal clicks as I adjust the zoom. Download it as you prefer.

Below is the area and paper citation. It is available for download from the PVSC 33 website by conference attendees after logging into their accounts, finding the abstract, and clicking the View Manuscript link.

Area 3: Oral – Concentrator Modules, Components and Systems (I)
Allen Barnett1, Xiaoting Wang1, Nick Waite1, Paola Murcia1, Christiana Honsberg1, Doug Kirkpatrick2, Dan Laubacher3, Fouad Kiamilev1, Keith Goossen1, Mark Wanlass4, Myles Steiner4, Richard Schwartz5, Jeff Gray5, Allen Gray6, Paul Sharps6, Keith Emery4, Larry Kazmerski4
1University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States; 2Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VA; 3E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE; 4National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO; 5Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; 6Emcore, Albuquerque, NM.

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In addition, High Efficiency Photovoltaics is a presentation by Christiana Honsberg (Publications) and Allen Barnett at the University of Delaware Energy Institute Symposium on March 17, 2008.

I am scheduled to appear tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20, 2008, between 5:00 and 6:00PM EST on “The Blog Bunker” program from SIRIUS Satellite Radio INDIE TALK CHANNEL 110. The Blog Bunker is a political talk channel, not party affiliated, that is described as “political talk for people who hate politics”. The discussion is supposed to center around solar energy technologies, global warming, and how solar energy works. I hope to weave in a bit of (lacking) US energy policy if possible.

If you don’t have a SIRIUS subscription, you can sign up for a free three (3) day trial here. I just hope the Oregon and Kentucky primaries don’t preempt the regular program.

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