Ribbon cutting ceremony at the official opening of the SERIS PV Module Development and Testing Laboratories.
We are an international multi-disciplinary team of over a hundred scientists, engineers and architects.
SERIS is globally active but focuses on technologies and services for tropical regions, in particular for Singapore, South- and South-East Asia.
SERIS staff members come from around the world, with roots in 20 countries.
The Singapore Module developed by SERIS provides increased durability and energy output in tropical climates. It features superior moisture resistance and captures more diffuse light.
In March 2012, SERIS was awarded 3 out of 5 successful research grants under the 5th Grant Call of the Clean Energy Research Programme (CERP) by the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO), Singapore.
Module light soaking in the SERIS PV module testing laboratory located off-campus at CleanTech One. Testing for the reliability and durability of photovoltaic modules is conducted at this facility.


SERIS is Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research.



A leading solar energy research institute in the world, contributing to global sustainable development


To develop industrially relevant materials, components, processes, systems and services in the fields of solar energy conversion and solar and energy-efficient buildings, through education, research and service.

Targeted leadership areas include industrial silicon wafer solar cells, PV modules for the tropics, PV module testing, high-performance PV systems for the tropics, management of the variability of PV for grids with a high solar share, solarisation of Singapore, and PV quality assurance in Asia.


Upcoming Events

SERIS will be represented at the following conferences:



SERIS Researcher

Presentation title

1-3 Sep 2014

International Green Building Conference 2014

Assoc Prof Runa HELLWIG

From Energy Saving Ordinance to Green Building Rating - Lessons Learnt from Germany (talk)

16-19 Sep 2014

EuroSun 2014 - International Conference on Solar Energy and Buildings

Mohammadreza SAFIZADEH

Two-stage air-dehumidification system for the tropics - assessment of conceptual system configurations (talk)

22-26 Sep 2014

29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

Cangming KE

2D simulation of electron beam induced currents on non-uniform polycrystalline silicon thin films (poster)

Ian Marius PETERS

Optical losses in encapsulated multicrystalline silicon wafer solar cells (talk)

Jia GE

State-of-the-art amorphous silicon sub-oxide passivation layer by ICPECVD for heterojunction solar cell application (poster)

Muzhi TANG

Hydrogen plasma etching for heterojunction silicon solar cell application using an industrial ICPECVD machine (poster)

Puqun WANG

Simulation of nanotextures for energy harvesting in thin silicon solar cells (talk)


Accurate Performance Prediction and Loss Analysis of Silicon Solar Cells Considering Nonlinear Recombination (talk)


SINGULAR platform for dual-sided plasma treatment and coating of Si based passivation layers (poster)


Progress with cost-effective surface passivation of p+ silicon by PECVD SiNx (talk)


Large-area 2D mapping of PV system performance (poster)


Design, prototyping and testing of an affordable high-efficiency solar-powered street light (poster)



For an overview of the conferences attended and those that we intend to attend in future, please click here.

Asia Clean Energy Summit 2014:The Asia Clean Energy Summit 2014, co-organised by SERIS with SERIS CEO Prof Armin ABERLE as the Conference Chairman for PV Asia Scientific Conference, will be held on 28-29 Oct 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands, Level 4 Ballroom. For more information about the conference program, please visit www.asiacleanenergysummit.com

ACES 2014


Singapore International Energy Week 2014:The Asia Clean Energy Summit 2014 is part of the Singapore International Energy Week 2014. For more information about SIEW 2014, please visit www.siew.sg

SIEW 2014


Singapore-Japan Workshop 2014:The cost of solar photovoltaic electricity is being reduced at a breathtaking pace, making solar power cost-effective in more and more countries, including Singapore and Japan. To further accelerate the global deployment of PV systems, leading PV researchers from Japan and Singapore will meet for two days to present and discuss the status and potential of existing and emerging PV technologies.For more information on the workshop, please click the banner below.

SIEW 2014


4th National Energy Efficiency Partnership (EENP) Awards:The National Environment Agency (NEA), along with the Economic Development Board ( EDB) and the Energy Market Authority (EMA), is organising the 4th National Energy Efficiency Partnership (EENP) Awards on 2 October 2014. The Awards aim to foster a culture of sustained improvement in energy efficiency across industries (both public and private sectors). Please click the banner below for more information

SIEW 2014