Arthur Weeber

Program Manager at TNO and Professor at TU Delft on Solar Energy

Arthur Weeber coordinates the entire solar energy research programme at TNO and he holds the Applied Silicon Photovoltaics chair at TU Delft.

Besides his professorship at TU Delft Arthur Weeber is lecturer Solar Energy at the European Master Renewable Energies at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, which is an academic master of science.

Professorship chair

Applied Silicon Photovoltaics (Delft University of Technology).

Research area

Within TNO the research area of Arthur Weeber covers the R&D from solar cell development up to and including integration and application; every surface should generate solar electricity, and in a sustainable way. Key aspects are high performance, integration (aesthetical PV everywhere), and sustainability and circularity. Furthermore, the R&D programme of TNO should contribute to bringing back PV manufacturing to the EU.

Within TU Delft the research area of Arthur Weeber focuses on the development of high-efficiency silicon solar cell with carrier selective and passivated contacts. This development is also key for the development of so-called tandem PV; a stack of component solar cells and in our case with a perovskite top cell and a silicon bottom cell. Tandem solar cells can better utilize the energy in the solar spectrum than so-called single junction solar cells and conversion efficiencies beyond 30% have been reached. Furthermore, the stability of perovskite solar cells is an R&D topic of Arthur.

Top publications

  • W.P.E. Lamers, E. Özkalay, R.S.R. Gali, G.J.M. Janssen, A.W. Weeber, I.G. Romijn, B.B. van Aken, Temperature effects of bifacial modules: hotter or cooler?, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 185 (2018) 192-197; DOI:10.1016/j.solmat.2018.05.033
  • Yifeng Zhao, Luana Mazzarella, Paul Procel, Can Han, Guangtao Yang, Arthur Weeber, Miro Zeman, Olindo Isabella, Doped hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon oxide layers for high-efficiency c-Si heterojunction solar cells, Prog Photovolt Res Appl., 28 (2020) 425–435; DOI: 10.1002/pip.3256
  • Manvika Singh, Rudi Santbergen, Indra Syifai, Arthur Weeber, Miro Zeman, Olindo Isabella, Comparing optical performance of a wide range of perovskite/silicon tandem architectures under real-world conditions, Nanophotonics 10 (2021) 2043-2057 DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2020-0643


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