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Masdar offers solar projects for summer interns

Students to look at solar applications during internship programme

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Masdar students will test the application of solar technology in the specific conditions of the UAE
Masdar students will test the application of solar technology in the specific conditions of the UAE

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has offered participants in its summer internship programme the opportunity to work on two projects related to solar cell applications. Students are being offered the chance to work on projects titled “Design of Filters for Applications in Solar Cells under Light Concentration” and “Solar Cell Technologies and Applications: Investigation of Luminescent Solar Concentrators for UAE Conditions.”

The first will investigate the design of optical filters for concentrated PV applications, whilst the second is focused on an assessment of whether Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs) would be suitable for use in the atmospheric conditions of the UAE.

IMS Research has forecast that PV installations globally will grow from 2011’s installed base of 26.9 GW in 2011, to between 27.8 GW and 32.6 GW this year – growth of at least 3.5% through 2012 despite a reduction in many government subsidies of the technology.

Associate professor at Masdar Institute’s Solar Energy Materials & Devices Laboratory, Dr Mahieddine Emziane, said, “Though there are many solar cell technologies and applications available or in use at present, not all of them are relevant to our part of the world. This is the focus of my group’s research and we are seeking to identify ways that can make our work relevant this country and the region.”
 

 

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