The Photovoltaic Innovation Network is a partnership
between the research community, industry, government, funding agencies
and advocacy groups to foster and accelerate the widespread adoption of photovoltaics
as a renewable energy resource in Canada.
Our purpose is to Provide a networking ground between
industry members and researchers in the photovoltaic's community across
The network aims to provide a knowledge and technology
base that will help Canada compete globally in
this rapidly growing sector. It will help develop new
intellectual property in PV for adoption by Canadian industry to supply
strong domestic demand currently met by foreign companies.
metrics are energy
conversion efficiency and cost (in $/W). Our collaborative and
multi-disciplinary research program has the
specific objectives of increasing the device conversion efficiency
and/or reducing the device cost to make large scale PV deployment more
competitive against electricity generation from fossil fuels.