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The Solar Focus Group includes Stanford researchers who work in the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal, solar fuels synthesis, grid integration and solar policy. Some of the technology includes materials, such as absorber layers, contacts and transparent conductors, substrate, encapsulators, catalysts, characterization, and cell and module architecture. Applications include:

  • Solar PV - thin films
  • Thermionic emission devices
  • Organic photovoltaic cells
  • Solar fuel production
  • Membranes for fuel cells
  • Electrochemical energy storage materials
  • Hybrid perovskite cells
  • Nanowire solar cells

Learn more about our researchers with our Solar research directory.

Read about solar research in the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium 2015 Project Catalogue.