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Mallory Jensen wins best student presentation at 44th IEEE PVSC, four other students nominated

July 10, 2017

Ph.D. Candidate Mallory Jensen won the best presentation award at this years 44th IEEE PVSC in Washington, D.C in silicon photovoltaic materials and devices for her talk, “Do grain boundaries matter? Electrical and elemental identification at grain boundaries in LeTID-affected p-type multicrystalline silicon.” Four other students in the group were nominated for best student paper presentation: […]

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Student project for campus sustainability

April 22, 2015

MITPVLab student Jeremy Poindexter teams up with MIT peers in 2.626/7 (Fundamentals of Photovoltaics) to evaluate MIT campus PV potential.

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Silicon teams up with perovskites to form tandem solar cells

March 24, 2015

Traditional solar cells with a single band gap utilize less than half the energy in the solar spectrum. We’re developing “tandem,” or vertically stacked, solar cells, which aim to convert a greater percentage of incident sunlight into electricity. Our focus is on foundational technology development, including proof-of-principle demonstrations of device architectures and manufacturing approaches, methods to overcome key […]

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Solar cell manufacturing optimization via machine learning

July 14, 2014

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Tonio Buonassisi speaks on NPR about Solar Energy

February 19, 2014

Prof. Buonassisi speaks on NPR’s On Point about solar energy technology innovations, manufacturing competitiveness, and President Obama’s goals of cutting our carbon footprint.

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Room-temperature infrared photoresponse in hyperdoped silicon

January 2, 2014

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NREL, MIT: Regional manufacturing trends in PV

September 5, 2013

As featured in China Daily, Renewable Energy World, MIT News, and others. Read the open-access article.

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Building community

August 15, 2013

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Making solar competitive with coal

August 15, 2013

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The Economist: PV manufacturing in the United States

August 15, 2013

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