Network Announcements

July 10, 2015

One of Our Own Takes the Win (again)!

We are very pleased to announce that our NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network student Viktar Tatsiankou (PhD student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa) has recently been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) held in New Orleans, USA from June 14-19, 2015. Viktar’s presentation entitled “A Novel Instrument for Cost-Effective and Reliable Measurement of Solar Spectral Irradiance” was presented at the concentrator photovoltaic session of the conference. Viktar delivered a solid presentation and answered a number of very difficult questions extremely well.  Here is the link to award details http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC42/awards-student.php. Back in June 2012, another of our Network students – Kitty Kumar (PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto) received the Best Student Poster Award at the 38th annual IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), held in Austin, Texas on June 3-8, 2012.  You can read more about her win here: http://mse.utoronto.ca/news/mse-graduate-student-wins-top-research-poster-prize-out-of-900-competitors/ These are very significant accomplishments and a

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December 18, 2014

Second Call for Papers: 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference

Second Call for Papers: 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference Continue the Photovoltaic Specialist Conference’s (PVSC) tradition by submitting papers for the world’s premier conference on the science and technology of photovoltaics.  This program touches on all Photovoltaic (PV) technologies and spans the full range of technology maturity from basic materials and device fundamentals to deployed modules and systems. The deadline for abstract submissions is on January 23, 2015. Submit today and become a part of the technical program and the entire photovoltaics community at the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference from June 14-19, 2015 in New Orleans!! Click here to submit your abstracts today!

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December 17, 2014

Call for Applications: David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge

Call for Applications: David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge… Honouring past OCE Board Chair David McFadden, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario to address challenges facing the energy sector. Up to 10 finalists will be selected to pitch their idea at OCE’s ‘Discovery’ trade show and conference on April 27-28, 2015. The winner, to be announced on April 28, 2015 at Discovery, receives $25,000 to assist in advancing the winning business concept. The Network’s Ross Cheriton and Mark Yandt pitched as finalists in last year’s competition; their modular energy conversion system the “Sun Stack” can be viewed here. About the Challenge The theme for this year’s Energy Entrepreneur Challenge is “Meeting the Energy Challenge of Remote Communities”. Hundreds of millions of people around the world live in remote communities with no access to electricity or electricity that is intermittent, unreliable and often at an unaffordable price. Affordable electricity is vital to enhancing the

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