Amir Abdallah

After completing his MSc in mechanical engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Dr. Abdallah obtained his PhD in Material Science from Eindhoven University of Technology. He has industrial experience in fabrication of silicon solar cells. This includes process optimization and characterization. In addition, he gained experience in tackling the electronic properties of amorphous silicon thin film solar cells. As a scientist at Hamad Bin Khalifa's Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Dr. Abdallah is working on different projects dealing with Photovoltaic (PV) module performance and reliability. He is working in establishing an indoor testing laboratory besides focusing on the development of additional tests and standards for desert PV module. Dr. Abdallah is also contributing to the development of silicon heterojunction solar cell by reducing the parasitic absorption and improving the cell temperature coefficients.

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Solar Resource Assessment in Desert Climates (edX)

Learn how to use the components of solar radiation, solar spectrum, forecasting and meteorology to advocate and plan for deploying PV in desert climates. Desert regions may seem optimal for solar energy and the deployment of photovoltaic (PV) applications. However, the heat and dust experienced in the region poses [...]

Using Photovoltaic (PV) Technology in Desert Climates (edX)

Learn how to mitigate the challenges related to PV technology and enhance the performance of solar cells and PV modules in desert climates. The high insolation in desert regions can result in a lower cost of solar energy. While this may be a key motivation to deploying PV in [...]