Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics

Department of Electrotechnology
Technická 2
166 27 Praha 6

www.cap.fel.cvut.cz/

Who we are

Head of Centre - Tomáš Markvart

WP1 – Computational simulations and the design of low-dimensional materials for solar cells
  • leader - Tomáš Polcar
  • PD - Benjamin Irving
WP2 – Implementation of novel materials
  • leader - Jakub Holovský
  • PD1 - Amalraj Peter Amalathas
  • PD2 - Brianna Conrad
  • Ph.D. students: Eva Horynová
WP3 - Study of transient phenomena with view to PV performance and degradation
  • leader - Bohuslav Rezek
  • Ph.D. students:  
  • Petra Matunova,
  • Jan Fait, Daria Miliaeva,
  • Yen-Chen Chang
WP4 – Photonic light capture for high-efficiency low-cost solar cells
  • leader - Tomáš Markvart
  • PD1 - Branislav Dzurňák
  • Ph.D. students: Tianxian Feng
WP5 – Solar power utilization concept in the built environment - Microgrids, Solar Architecture
  • leader - Petr Wolf (UCEEB)
  • cooperation - Dalibor Hlaváček (FA), Jan Tywoniak (FSv)
  • PD1 - Sofiane Kichou
  • PD2 - Nikolaos Skandalos
  • PD3 - Martin Čeněk
  • Ph.D. students: Arao Minamau Pambo
WP6 - Cross-cutting Theme: Chemistry
  • leader - Ján Kozempel (FJFI)
  • PD1 - Kumaranand Palaniappan

Research description

The mission of CAP is to link researchers from the field of materials, architects, builders and other potential users of photovoltaics. Research at the centre is focused both on basic research in the field of new technologies of PV cells as well as on the utilization of photovoltaics

What is it good for

The newly established Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (CAP) aims to connect experts from the field of materials with experts on architecture and various energy sources utilization to increase photovoltaics utilization. In addition to researching new materials, the centre focuses on modifying existing concepts to create cells for specific applications and locations.

Research topics

  • Computational simulations and the design of low-dimensional materials for solar cells
  • Implementation of novel materials
  • Study of transient phenomena with view to PV performance and degradation
  • Photonic light capture for high-efficiency low-cost solar cells
  • Solar power utilization concept in the built environment - Microgrids, Solar Architecture

Financial support and contracts

OPVVV CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000464 - Centrum pokročilé fotovoltaiky – CAP

TAČR TJ01000115 - Prediktivní řízení bateriového úložiště s fotovoltaickým zdrojem založené na cloudové službě předpovědi osvitu

OPPIK CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_019/0004906 - Systém pro společné hospodaření s energií

International collaboration

CAP became a member of EERA in 2017.

With the centre, cooperate inter alia:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, United States
  • EPFL, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory (PVLab), Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST Solar Center, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • École Polytechnique, LPICM, UMR 7647, CNRS, F-91128 Palaiseau, France.
  • University of Southampton

Selected publications

  • KICHOU, S., et al. Analysis of the Behaviour of Cadmium Telluride and Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules Deployed Outdoor under Humid Continental Climate Conditions. Solar Energy. 2018, 171s. 681-691. ISSN 0038-092X.
  • SKANDALOS, N., KICHOU, S., a WOLF, P. Energy Sufficiency of an Administrative Building Based on Real Data from One Year of Operation [online]. In: RŮŽIČKA, J., ed. 2018 Smart City Symposium Prague. 2018 Smart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP). Prague, 24.05.2018 - 25.05.2018. New York: IEEE Press. 2018, s. 18. ISBN 978-1-5386-5017-2. Dostupné z: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8402663/
  • WOLF, P. a HRZINA, P. Přímý ohřev vody pomocí fotovoltaiky - teorie a praxe. In: Alternativní zdroje energie 2018, sborník přednášek z konference. Alternativní zdroje energie 2018. Kroměříž, 20.06.2018 - 21.06.2018. Praha: Společnost pro techniku prostředí. 2018, s. 243-250. 1. vydání. ISBN 978-80-02-02805-5.
  • 9th International Workshop on Teaching in Photovoltaics. [Pořádání konference]. 2018, Dostupné z: http://cap.fel.cvut.cz/en/iwtpv
  • BENDA, V., ed. Proceedings of 9th International Workshop on Teaching in Photovoltaics. 9th International Workshop on Teaching Photovoltaics. Praha, 15.03.2018 - 16.03.2018. Praha: České vysoké učení technické v Praze. 2018, ISBN 978-80-01-06402-3.
  • WOLF, P. a VČELÁK, J. Simulation of a Simple PV System for Local Energy Usage Considering the Time Resolution of Input Data [online]. Journal of Energy Storage. 2018, 15s. 1-7. ISSN 2352-152X. Dostupné z: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2017.10.009
  • WOLF, P. a BENDA, V. The Effect of Non-Uniform Temperature Distribution in PV Cells and Their Interconnections [online]. In: Proceedings of 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, 24.09.2017 28.09.2017. Munich: WIP - Renewable Energies. 2017, s. 1647-1649. ISSN 2196-0992. ISBN 3-936338-47-7.
  • KOZEMPEL, J., MOKHODOEVA, O., a VLK, M. Progress in Targeted Alpha-Particle Therapy. What We Learned about Recoils Release from In Vivo Generators [online]. Molecules. 2018, 23(3), ISSN 1420-3049. Dostupné z: http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/3/581
  • BAIMUKHANOVA, A., et al. Utilization of (p, 4n) reaction for 86Zr production with medium energy protons and development of a 86Zr → 86Y radionuclide generator. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2018, 316(1), s. 191-199. ISSN 0236-5731.
  • VESELÝ, P., et al. Solder joint quality evaluation based on heating factor. Circuit World. 2018, 44(1), s. 3744. ISSN 0305-6120. Dostupné z: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/CW-10-2017-0059
  • ALDERMAN, N., et al. Light harvesting in silicon(111) surfaces using covalently attached protoporphyrin IX dyes. Chemical Communications. 2017, 53(89), s. 12120-12123. ISSN 1359-7345. Dostupné z: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/CC/C7CC04767C#!divAbstract
  • KOZEMPEL, J. Radon Nuclides and Radon Generators [online]. In: ADROVIC, F., ed. Radon. Rijeka: InTech. 2017, s. 7-23. ISBN 978-953-51-3656-9. Dostupné z: https://www.intechopen.com/books/radon
  • ADROVIC, F., ed. Radon [online]. 1. vyd. Rijeka: InTech. 2017, ISBN 978-953-51-3656-9. Dostupné z: https://www.intechopen.com/books/radon
  • ČERNÁ, L., et al. NOTE ON COLE-COLE DIAGRAMS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES EVALUATION [online]. In: Proceedings of 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, 24.09.2017 - 28.09.2017. Munich: WIP Renewable Energies. 2017, s. 1537-1540. ISSN 2196-0992. ISBN 3-936338-47-7.
  • HOLOVSKÝ, J. a NEVYHOŠTĚNÝ, R. Light Trapping Simulated by Fast and Accurate Transfer Matrix Approach [online]. In: Proceeding of th 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, 24.09.2017 - 28.09.2017. Munich: WIP - Renewable Energies. 2017, s. 99-101. ISBN 3-936338-47-7. Dostupné z: http://www.eupvsecproceedings.com/proceedings?advanced[title]=&advanced[date]=&advanced[author]=Holovsky&advanced [keyword]=&paper=43986
  • STEHLIK, S., et al. Ultrathin Nanocrystalline Diamond Films with Silicon Vacancy Color Centers via Seeding by 2 nm Detonation Nanodiamonds. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2017, 9(44), s. 38842-38853. ISSN 1944-8244.
  • RAYMAKERS, J., et al. Expanding the Scope of Diamond Surface Chemistry: Stille and Sonogashira CrossCoupling Reactions. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2017, 121(42), s. 23446-23454. ISSN 1932-7447.
  • ŠTENCLOVÁ, P., et al. Surface chemistry of water-dispersed detonation nanodiamonds modified by atmospheric DC plasma afterglow [online]. RSC Advances. 2017, 7(62), s. 38973-38980. ISSN 2046-2069. Dostupné z: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/ra/c7ra04167e#!divAbstract
  • WOLF, P., et al. Innovative Technology for Commercial Buildings Using Photovoltaic Source and Battery Storage [online]. In: RŮŽIČKA, J., ed. 2017 Smart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP)- IEEE PROCEEDINGS. 2017 Smart Cities Symposium Prague (SCSP). Prague, 25.05.2017 - 26.05.2017. New York: IEEE Press. 2017, ISBN 978-1-5386-3825-5. Dostupné z: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7973860
  • KOZEMPEL, J. Research and development of radiopharmaceuticals for targeted alpha particle therapy. 2017. Habilitační přednáška. Praha: Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT. ISBN 978-80-01-06312-5.
  • FAIT, J., et al. Complex nano-patterning of structural, optical, electrical and electron emission properties of amorphous silicon thin films by scanning probe. Applied Surface Science. 2018, 428s. 1159-1165. ISSN 0169-4332. Dostupné z: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169433217328763
  • WOLF, P. a VČELÁK, J. Detailní simulace FV systému pro lokální užití energie v domácnosti. In: 38. NEKONVEKČNÍ ZDROJE ELEKTRICKÉ ENERGIE. 38. NEKONVENČNÍ ZDROJE ELEKTRICKÉ ENERGIE. Hustopeče, 10.05.2017 - 12.05.2017. Praha: Česká elektrotechnická společnost. 2017, s. 131-135. ISBN 978-80-0202725-6.
  • ČERNÁ, L., HRZINA, P., a HOCHMAL, P. Způsob rychlé analýzy fotovoltaických modulů a zařízení k jeho provádění. České vysoké učení technické v Praze, Patrik. Hochmal. 306858. 28.06.2017.
  • IRVING, B., NICOLINI, P., a POLCAR, T. On the lubricity of transition metal dichalcogenides: an ab initio study. Nanoscale. 2017, 9(17), s. 5597-5607. ISSN 2040-3364.
  • WOLF, P., et al. Přesnost zdrojů předpovědi osvitu pro fotovoltaické systémy. vytápění, větrání instalace. 2017, 26(3), s. 165-169. ISSN 1210-1389.
  • HOLOVSKÝ, J., et al. Photocurrent Spectroscopy of Perovskite Layers and Solar Cells: A Sensitive Probe of Material Degradation. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2017, 8(4), s. 838-843. ISSN 1948-7185. Dostupné z: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02854