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Keith Emery

PV Characterization
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NREL
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden CO 80401
USA
Phone: +1 303 880 2913
E-mail: keith.emery@nrel.gov

Keith Emery received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Michigan State University in 1979. In 1979 and 1982 he worked at Colorado State University fabricating and characterizing Silicon-oxy-nitride MOS capacitors using laser or electron beam chemical vapor deposition and Ion Beam sputtered ITO films. 

 

In 1980 he joined NREL (SERI at the time), where he established the PV cell performance characterization laboratory. He designed, developed, and implemented the hardware, software, and procedures to measure the current-versus-voltage characteristics as a function of temperature, spectrum, and intensity for single- or multijunction cells or modules and the efficiency as accurately as technically possible. The laboratory is ISO 17025-accredited as a calibration laboratory for primary reference cells, secondary reference cells and secondary modules. The group is also ISO 9001 accredited for all released data. The group averages about 200 cell calibrations per month and 250 module measurements per month in support of the terrestrial PV community. The lab is only one of 3 PV cell and module calibration laboratories in world with proven competence in evaluating any existing or new PV technology. The lessons learned, measurement issues, solar simulation and PV performance measurement technology are communicated to individuals, groups and the PV community at large..  The author has also been active in accurate modeling of the solar spectra to extend the spectra outside the measured wavelength range. 

Emery has been recognized for his research accomplishment and leadership through several awards, including, the 2007 Paul Rappaport Award for contributions to Photovoltaics,  2009 NREL Harold M. Hubbard Award for "Seminal contributions to the measurement science of photovoltaic (PV) devices and modules," the 2012 World Renewable Energy Congress / Network Pioneer Award for "Outstanding contributions to renewable energy over many years and use of renewable energy in their own daily life", and the 2013 IEEE PVSC William R. Cherry Award. He has been listed in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited researcher.

Emery has over 345 peer reviewed papers and published conference presentations and written 4 book chapters and one patent for an automated light beam induced current measurement system. He is co-editor of the journals Progress in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy. He is active in ASTM and IEC PV standards development and has participated in ISO AM0 standards development and is a senior member of IEEE.

 

Keith Emery received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Michigan State University in 1979. In 1979 and 1982 he worked at Colorado State University fabricating and characterizing Silicon-oxy-nitride MOS capacitors using laser or electron beam chemical vapor deposition and Ion Beam sputtered ITO films. 

In 1980 he joined NREL (SERI at the time), where he established the PV cell performance characterization laboratory. He designed, developed, and implemented the hardware, software, and procedures to measure the current-versus-voltage characteristics as a function of temperature, spectrum, and intensity for single- or multijunction cells or modules and the efficiency as accurately as technically possible. The laboratory is ISO 17025-accredited as a calibration laboratory for primary reference cells, secondary reference cells and secondary modules. The group is also ISO 9001 accredited for all released data. The group averages about 200 cell calibrations per month and 250 module measurements per month in support of the terrestrial PV community. The lab is only one of 3 PV cell and module calibration laboratories in world with proven competence in evaluating any existing or new PV technology. The lessons learned, measurement issues, solar simulation and PV performance measurement technology are communicated to individuals, groups and the PV community at large..  The author has also been active in accurate modeling of the solar spectra to extend the spectra outside the measured wavelength range. 

Emery has been recognized for his research accomplishment and leadership through several awards, including, the 2007 Paul Rappaport Award for contributions to Photovoltaics,  2009 NREL Harold M. Hubbard Award for "Seminal contributions to the measurement science of photovoltaic (PV) devices and modules," the 2012 World Renewable Energy Congress / Network Pioneer Award for "Outstanding contributions to renewable energy over many years and use of renewable energy in their own daily life", and the 2013 IEEE PVSC William R. Cherry Award. He has been listed in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited researcher.

Emery has over 345 peer reviewed papers and published conference presentations and written 4 book chapters and one patent for an automated light beam induced current measurement system. He is co-editor of the journals Progress in Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy. He is active in ASTM and IEC PV standards development and has participated in ISO AM0 standards development and is a senior member of IEEE.

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