METU-Center for Solar Energy research and Applications
- Very high efficiency c-Si solar cells besed on PERC ann IBC concept
- a-Si , CIGS based solar cell.
- Organic PV and, DSSC.
MAIN FEATURES :
GUNAM is a research center dedicated to solar energy conversion sytems in Turkey. GUNAM has 12 academicians and 70+ graduate students working on photovoltaic and solar thermal electricity technologies.
GUNAM has several research groups on different PV technologies.
- c- Si group is the largest group and capable of production of industrial cells in GUNAM clean rooms. Sub groups under c-Si research group focuse on material optimisation,light trapping, device applications and charactarization.GÜNAM is aiming to fabricate very high efficiency c-Si solar cells besed on PERC adn IBC concept
- Thin film solar cell groups of GÜNAM work on,a-Si and CIGS based solar cells.Recently thin film group as focused on heterojunciton devices. Also, GÜNAM is employing researchers working on Organic PV and, DSSC.
In addition to material optimisation and development, industrial device production infrastructure is also available. GUNAM also has a wide characterisation infrastructure including electrical measurements, optical characterisation and outdoor test capabilities.
LIMITATIONS OR CONSTRAINTS :
n principle, there is no constraint and limitations to access the GÜNAM infrastructure. However, the capacity of the center is limited by its size. Also, the cost of the activity and indirect costs should be provided by the user..
IYPICAL SERVICES OR RESULTS
GUNAM offers wide range of services including material and devcie production, test and caharacterisation. Private companies, universities, research institutes can use GÜNAM infrastructure to carry out their experments and project work. Thes can be funded by state funding agencies. The results of these studies can be disseminated through publications and conference prsentations. GÜNAM organizes national/international conference series and meetings. Most important one of theese series is SolarTR conference and exhibition initiated by GÜNAM in 2010 and 3rd one of this series will be held on April 27-29, 2015(www.solartr.org). Workshops are also efficient dissemination method used by GUNAM. Website of GÜNAM (www.gunam.metu.edu.tr) is folowed by a large number of visitors