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PV-4: Integrated Modeling

Solar Energy Research Center for India and the United States (SERIIUS)


Sustainable Photovoltaics


Multiscale modeling and reliability


To develop a technology-agnostic, “end-to-end” modeling framework for assessing both commercial, as well as new, early-stage PV concepts, which will be made available through the SERIIUS Web Gateway.

Project Milestones

P20: Develop coupled processing and defect models for materials quality (24 months).

P21: Develop materials resulting from system-based modeling (36 months).

P22: Incorporate detailed reliability information (60 months).

P23: Provide integrated modeling capability for SERIIUS Web Gateway (material/cells/reliability) (18 months).

Task 1: Integrated modeling capability for the SERIIUS Web Gateway

  • Purdue University
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The development of the framework will be driven by three promising technology concepts: 1) intrinsic reliability of CZTS technology, 2) novel optics for organic solar cells, and 3) technology-agnostic interpretation of the cell-module efficiency gap. Expected outcomes are specific technical advances in the proposed topics for the explicit benefit of the PV community in India and the United States. More broadly, the work will create a transformative, physics-based, end-to-end modeling framework serving as a bridge between basic PV science, applied science and engineering, and PV technology. The work will have an impact on the broader Indo-U.S. PV research community by integrating various threads of research within an integrated conceptual framework and will capture simulation tools through the “” Science Gateway and the PVHub at Purdue University.