James R. Sites

Associate Editor

Colorado State University College of Natural Sciences
110 Statistics Bldg
1801 Campus Delivery
Ft Collins CO 80523-1801
Phone: +1 970 491 5850 E-mail:

James R. Sites studies the device physics of low–cost polycrystalline thin-film solar cells.  His photovoltaics lab makes precision electrical and optical measurements on solar cells fabricated by several partners in the U.S. and abroad. The goals are to separate the various solar-cell losses, to explain the losses on a fundamental basis, and to suggest strategies for improved solar–cell performance.  Prof. Sites has an increasing leadership role in the thin–film solar–cell community.  He has published 160 papers; 42 of his students have completed their M.S. degree and 26 their Ph.D.  He is co-author of the chapter on CdTe in the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering.