University of Cyprus -
Photovoltaic Technology Laboratory
Panepistimiou 1 Avenue
P.O. Box 20537 - 1678, Nicosia - Cyprus
Description of organization
The Photovoltaic Technology group is one of the constituent groups of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the University of Cyprus.
The main scope of this group is to create a strong scientific research team in Cyprus capable of accomplishing worldwide research tasks in the field of PV in collaboration with established Institutes abroad based on the enormous opportunities for Cyprus to utilise solar technologies given the high levels of local irradiance.
The PV Technology Laboratory has developed state-of-the-art outdoor and indoor facilities for the characterisation, evaluation, and monitoring of different PV technologies ranging from crystalline silicon to thin film technologies, concentrators as well as novel technologies such as organic phototovoltaics, flexible photovoltaics and building integrated photovoltaics. It work focuses in particular on the understanding of the loss processes under real and standardised conditions, the development of models for the characterisation of these technologies based on the real outdoor data and the study of degradation, reliability, stability and durability.