Visit of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore

Site Visit
Energy/Infrastructure , Sustainability
 
Date and Time: 
24 Nov 2017
09:00 to 11:00
Friday, 24 November, 2017 - 09:00 to 11:00
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Address: 
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), National University of Singapore, Block E3A, 7 Engineering Drive 1, Level 4, Conf room 04-25/26, Singapore 117574
Registration Dates: 
18 Sep 2017
to
23 Nov 2017

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The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), jointly sponsored by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and NUS, commenced operations in 2008.

The institute conducts research, development, testing and consulting in the fields of solar energy conversion and solar and energy efficient buildings. The R&D spectrum covers materials, components, processes, systems and services, with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic cells, modules and systems:

 

R&D clusters:

  • Novel PV concepts
  • Silicon materials and cells
  • PV modules
  • Solar energy systems
  • Solar and energy efficient buildings

Programme of the visit

8.45 - 9 am

Arrival of the participants

9 sharp – 9.40 am

Welcome and brief introduction to SERIS by Dr Thomas Reindl, Deputy CEO, SERIS

9.40 – 10 am

Solar potential of Singapore and SE Asia by Ms Monika Bieri, Research Associate, SERIS

10 – 10.15 am

Q&A

10.15 – 10.40 am

Cleanroom + metallisation lab

The silicon solar cell laboratories (“cleanroom”) span across level 1 and 2 of the E3A building. The labs are capable of processing both wafer-based and thin-film based silicon solar cells of different types. Industrial tools with high silicon wafer processing rates ranging from 500-3600 wafer/hr are utilised to enable industry-relevant solar cell R&D. SERIS’ scientist will conduct a “window tour” of SERIS’ Cleanroom laboratories and explain the various steps involved in the processing of silicon solar cells.

10.40 – 11 am

PV system monitoring lab

The SERIS’ PV System Monitoring Laboratory lab at level 6 features the “Live Irradiance Map” of Singapore, the world’s first for an entire country, which is also shared with EMA, together with SERIS’ irradiance forecasting for the development of tools for the smooth and reliable integration of PV systems into Singapore’s electric power grid.

11 am

End of visit

About the Speakers:

  • Dr Thomas Reindl, Deputy CEO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), Cluster Director Solar, Energy Systems, Acting Cluster Director Solar Energy Efficient Buildings

Dr Thomas Reindl is the deputy CEO of SERIS and principal research fellow at NUS. He started with PV in 1992 at the SIEMENS Corporate R&D Labs. After holding several management positions at SIEMENS and running one of the leading German PV systems integration companies as chief operating officer, he joined SERIS in 2010 and became director of the Solar Energy Systems cluster. During his time at SERIS, he has won public research grants in excess of SGD20 million, founded two spin-off companies and authored strategic scientific papers such as the “PV roadmap for Singapore”. His research interests are high-performing PV and embedded systems, techno-economic road mapping and the reliable integration of renewable energies into power systems.

 

Research Focus/Responsibilities:

High-performance PV systems, integration of PV in the built environment, solar potential analysis, PV grid integration, lifecycle cost analysis of PV + BIPV systems, techno-economic road mapping.


  • Ms Monika Bieri, Research Associate, Solar Financial and Economic Specialist, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

Monika Bieri received her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) diploma in 2003, followed by the executive programme in advanced studies in renewable energy management from the University of St. Gallen in 2013. She has 14 years of experience as a financial analyst. Since 2014, she has been working with SERIS. Her expertise is in economic viability assessments of renewable energy applications and fundamental power market analysis including future power price scenario modelling.

 

Research Focus/Responsibilities:

High-performance PV systems, integration of PV in the built environment, solar potential analysis, PV grid integration, lifecycle cost analysis of PV + BIPV systems, techno-economic road mapping.

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