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PHOTOVOLTAICS PUBLICATIONS

Links to any available reports, presentations and Project Profiles (summaries) are provided below, along with titles of any research papers.

(Project Profile) PV Test Beds in the Micro-Climates of Hawai‘(October 2013)

(Report) Hawaii Solar Integration Study, (April 2012).

(Paper) D. V. Esposito, R. V. Forest , Y. Chang , N. Gaillard, S. Hou , K. H. Lee , B. E. McCandless, R. W. Birkmire and J. Chen, Photoelectrochemical Reforming of Glucose for Hydrogen Production using a WO3–based Tandem Cell Device, Energy Environ. Sci. 5, 9091-9099 (2012).

(Paper) Y. Chang, A. Braun, A. Deangelis, J. Kaneshiro and N. Gaillard, Effect of thermal treatment on the crystallographic, surface energetics and photoelectrochemical properties of reactively co-sputtered copper tungstate (CuWO4) for water splitting, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 25490 (2011).

(Paper) D. V. Esposito, J. G. Chen, R. W. Birkmire, Y. Chang, N. Gaillard, Hydrogen production from photo-driven electrolysis of biomass-derived oxygenates: A case study on methanol using Pt-modified WO3 thin film electrodes, Int. J. Hydro. Energ. 36, 9632 (2011).

(Paper)  Z. Chen, T. F. Jaramillo, T. G. Deutsch, A. Kleiman-Shwarsctein, A. J. Forman, N. Gaillard, R. Garland, K. Takanabe, C. Heske, M. Sunkara, E. W. McFarland, K. Domen, E. L. Miller, J. A. Turner and H. N. Dinh, Accelerating materials development for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production: Standards for methods, definitions, and reporting protocols, J. Mater. Res. 25, 3 (2010).

(Paper) N. Gaillard, B. Cole, B. Marsen, J. Kaneshiro, E.L. Miller, L. Weinhardt, M. Bär, C. Heske, K. -S. Ahn, Y. Yan, and M. M. Al-Jassim, Improved current collection in WO3:Mo/WO3 bilayer photoelectrodes, J. Mater. Res. 25, 45 (2010).

(Paper) M. Bär, L. Weinhardt, B. Marsen, B. Cole, N. Gaillard, E. Miller, and C. Heske, Mo incorporation in WO3 thin film photoanodes: Tailoring the electronic structure for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 032107 (2010).

(Paper)  J. Kaneshiro, N. Gaillard, R. Rocheleau, E. Miller, Advances in Copper-chalcopyrite Thin Films for Solar Energy Conversion, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 94, 12 (2010).

(Paper)  E. L. Miller, N. Gaillard, J. Kaneshiro, A. DeAngelis, R. Garland, Progress in new semiconductor materials classes for solar photoelectrolysis, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy DOI: 10.1002/er.1660 (2010).

 

Richard E. Rocheleau

Program Management
Summary: 
Richard Rocheleau (PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of DE), has over 35 years of experience in renewable energy, with an emphasis in the areas of photovoltaics, hydrogen technology and fuel cells. Following his graduate work, Dr. Rocheleau spent 8 years at the Institute of Energy Conversion working on the low‐cost manufacture of thin film photovoltaics. He joined the faculty of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1988 and was appointed Director in 2000. Under his direction, the Institute has led the development of several public‐private partnerships focused on the development, testing and evaluation of alternative energy technologies. With funding from the US Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research, the Institute has developed active programs addressing issues related to high penetration grid‐connected renewable energy technology and development of alternative fuels. Current projects include the Maui Smart Grid Demonstration program, evaluation of grid scale Li‐ion battery energy storage systems for grid management, and testing of emerging photovoltaic technologies.

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