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Solar Energy Research Facility

Photovoltaics (PV) and basic energy sciences are two major research areas conducted in the Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF).

Photo of the Solar Energy Research Facility

The SERF houses three adjoining modules each containing a laboratory pod and an office pod.

  • Laboratories in the west module are used to develop semiconductor material for high-efficiency crystalline solar cells.
  • Laboratories in the center module are used to fabricate prototype solar cells and analyze the semiconductor material used to make solar cells, as well as to research hydrogen generation and storage.
  • Laboratories in the east module are used to measure and characterize solar cell and module performance.