UNSW School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
Implementation of advanced solar-cell analysis at cell test
Ron Sinton - Sinton Instruments

Ron Sinton, at UNSW SPREE, 15 November 2016

Ron Sinton (43Min)

Sinton Instruments

Ron Sinton speaks at UNSW SPREE <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>


Ron Sinton speaks on the Implementation of advanced solar-cell analysis at cell test.

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Brief Bio

Ron Sinton did his PhD work at Stanford University, developing 28%-efficient silicon concentrator cells and 23% efficient backside-contact one-sun cells. He then continued this work by adapting the fabrication processes to be more industrial as a founding member of SunPower Corporation.

Ron founded Sinton Instruments in 1992. He has focused the company on bringing the systematic device physics approach that was used to develop very high-efficiency silicon solar cells to the design of test and measurement instruments and analysis techniques for the wider variety of silicon solar cell technologies in all stages of R&D and production today. Ron was involved in the development of many techniques that are commonly used today, such as the Suns-Voc technique and the methodology for extracting and reporting implied voltage from lifetime data. Sinton Instruments provides metrology for nearly all of the research labs and companies working in silicon PV technology. He continues to publish technical papers and participates in paper reviews for numerous journals as well as conference program organization, especially the IEEE PVSC (1987-2008) and the annual NREL Silicon Workshop (1994-present). Ron received the Cherry Award at the 2014 IEEE PVSC.