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Andrews, Rob. "Introduction to Aerial Inspections." SolarPro Magazine (10.1). http://solarprofessional.com/articles/operations-maintenance/introduction-to-aerial-inspections#.WmteC6inGUk (Jan/Feb 2017).
Andrews, Rob, and Tarn Yates. "PV Performance Modeling." SolarPro Magazine (8.5). https://solarprofessional.com/articles/design-installation/pv-performance-modeling#.WmtfoKinGUk (Sept/Oct 2015).
Brearly, David with contributions from Rob Andrews. "Fielded PV Module Reliability and Durability." SolarPro Magazine (9.1). http://solarprofessional.com/articles/products-equipment/modules/fielded-pv-module-reliabilty-and-durability#.WmtfO6inGUk (Jan/Feb 2016).
Pickerel, Kelly (Q&A with Rob Andrews). "Aerial site inspections can pinpoint problem areas during solar O&M." Solar Power World. February 1, 2018. https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2018/02/aerial-site-inspections-can-pinpoint-problem-areas-solar-om/
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, Kristine, Rand, James & Robert Flottemesch. "Ideintifying and Addressing Underperforming Solar Assets." SolarPro Magazine (11.3). https://solarprofessional.com/articles/operations-maintenance/identifying-and-addressing-underperforming-solar-assets (May/June, 2018).
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).
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, 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.
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.