Heliolytics provides cutting-edge insights and research on DC performance and risk mitigation strategies for photovoltaic systems
Introduction to Aerial Inspections
Fielded PV Module Reliability and Durability
-With contributions by Rob Andrews
PV Performance Modeling
-Rob Andrews, Tarn Yates
Heliolytics actively publishes leading research on PV system modelling, optimization and valuation. A selection of our publications are listed below:
Andrews, R. W. and Pearce, J. M. 2013. The effect of spectral albedo on amorphous silicon and crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic device performance. Solar Energy, 91 pp. 233--241.
Andrews, R. W., Pollard, A. and Pearce, J. M. 2013. A new method to determine the effects of hydrodynamic surface coatings on the snow shedding effectiveness of solar photovoltaic modules.Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 113 pp. 71--78.
Andrews, R. W., Pollard, A. and Pearce, J. M. 2013. The effects of snowfall on solar photovoltaic performance. Solar Energy, 92 pp. 84--97.
Andrews, R. W., Pollard, A. and Pearce, J. M. 2013. "Photovoltaic System Performance Enhancement With Non-Tracking Planar Concentrators: Experimental Results and BDRF Based Modelling", pp. 0229--0234.
Andrews, R. 2012. Open Solar Photovoltaic Systems Optimization. NCIIA OPEN 2012
Andrews, R. W. and Pearce, J. M. 2012. "Prediction of energy effects on photovoltaic systems due to snowfall events", pp. 003386--003391.
Andrews, R. W., Pollard, A. and Pearce, J. M. 2012. Improved parametric empirical determination of module short circuit current for modelling and optimization of solar photovoltaic systems. Solar Energy, 86 (9), pp. 2240--2254.
Brennan, M., Abramase, A.,Andrews, R,. and Pearce, J. 2014. Effects of spectral albedo on solar photovoltaic devices. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 124 pp. 111--116.
Drew, Kristine et al. 2010. “Combining Laser Chemical Processing and Aerosol Jet Printing: A Laboratory Scale Feasibility Study.” Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.1014/abstract (September 2, 2010).
Drew, Kristine, Pascal Dufour, and Stefan Myrskog. 2015a. “Laser-Based Characterization of Tunnel Junctions in Triple Junction Solar Cells.” Presented at the CPV-11, Aix-les-Bains, France.
Drew, Kristine, G Girishkumar, K Vinodgopal, and Prashant V Kamat. 2005. “Boosting Fuel Cell Performance with a Semiconductor Photocatalyst: TiO2/Pt-Ru Hybrid Catalyst for Methanol Oxidation.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(24): 11851–57.
Drew, Kristine, G Teneva, and C Morrison. 2005. “Decay Heat Calculation Methodology And Application To LVRF.” Presented at the 9th International CNS Conference on CANDU Fuel, Belleville, Ontario.
Kamat, P, Kristine Drew, and Vinodgopal Kizhanipuram. 2006. “TiO2/Pt-Ru/C Hybrid Catalyst for Methanol Oxidation.” In The Electrochemical Society, 1365–1365.
Ormachea, O., Abrahamse, A., Tolavi, N., Romero, F., Urquidi, O., Pearce, J. and Andrews, R. 2013. "Installation of a variable-angle spectrometer system for monitoring diffuse and global solar radiation", pp. 87850--87850.
Pearce, J., Babasola, A. and Andrews, R. 2012. Open solar photovoltaic systems optimization.Proceedings of the 16th Annual National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference, Open, 2012 pp. 1--7.
Andrews, R. and Pearce, J. 2011. Environmental and economic assessment of a greenhouse waste heat exchange. Journal of Cleaner Production, 19 (13), pp. 1446--1454.
Pearce, J. M., Blair, C. M., Laciak, K., Andrews, R., Nosrat, A. and Zelenika-Zovko, I. 2010. 3-D Printing of Open Source Appropriate Technologies for Self-Directed Sustainable Development.Journal of Sustainable Development, 3 (4).
Romero, F., Urquidi, O., Ormachea, O., Abrahamse, A., Pearce, J., Andrews, R. and De Vuono, M. 2011. DESARROLLO DE UN SISTEMA DE MONITOREO DE RADIACI\'ON SOLAR BASADO EN UN ESPECTR\'OMETRO DE AMPLIO ESPECTRO. Investigacion \& Desarrollo, 11 pp. 73--84.
Sinclair, Kristine, and Michael Sinclair. “Press Release: Fake and Defective Solar Products for Sale.” SunConnect News. http://www.sun-connect-news.org/press/details/news///press-release-fake-and-defective-solar-products-for-sale (March 12, 2017).
Sinclair, Michael, Kristine Sinclair, et al. 2014. “Electroluminescence Imaging of Morgan Solar Inc.’s 4th Generation CPV Technology for in-Line Quality Control and Optical Efficiency Estimation.” In International Society for Optics and Photonics, 91750P – 91750P.
Sinclair, Michael, and Kristine Sinclair. 2016. “Fake and Defective PV Products Circulating in High Demand Areas.” ESI Africa (4): 86. http://www.spintelligentpublishing.com/Digital/ESI-Africa/issue4-2016/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash (March 12, 2017).
Wang, CR, Kristine Sinclair, et al. 2008. “Resonant Dissociative Electron Transfer of the Presolvated Electron to CCl4 in Liquid: Direct Observation and Lifetime of the CCl4*-Transition State.” The Journal of chemical physics 128(4): 041102–041102.