• Open Photovoltaics Analysis Platform (OPVAP)

    Open Photovoltaics Analysis Platform (OPVAP) is a group of programs using in solar cell research, including single crystal silicon such as polycrystalline silicon and amorphous silicon, polycrystalline thin film CuInGaSe2 (CIGS) or CdTe,

  • Solar PV Performance Modeling Collaborative - PVPMC (from Sandia lab)

    Sandia National Laboratories is facilitating a collaborative group of photovoltaic (PV) professionals (PV Performance Modeling Collaborative or PVPMC). This group is interested in improving the accuracy and technical rigor of PV performance

  • PECSIM - Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) simulation software

    PhotoElectroChemical SIMulation software PECSIM is a simulation software for the systematic model-based analysis and optimization of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).
    The user gains an insight into the complex interaction of the solar cell...
  • GPVDM (General-purpose Photovoltaic Device Model)

    Gpvdm (new name of OPVDM) is a free general-purpose tool for the simulation of opto-electronic devices. It was originally written to simulate organic solar cells, but it has now been been extended to simulate other classes of device, including


    Setfos is a powerful and CPU-efficient simulation software tailored to the development of novel optoelectronic thin-film-based technologies.
    Setfos is designed to study and optimize organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)
  • Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD), from SYNOPSYS

    Process and Device Simulation Tools to Accelerate Innovation, Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD) refers to the use of computer simulations to develop and optimize semiconductor processing technologies and devices. Synopsys TCAD offers a

  • SERIIUS : Modeling and Simulation Hub

    Purdue University's PVHub provides online access to photovoltaic simulation tools :

    Among the tools at PVHub are the following :

  • Simulation programme SCAPS-1D for thin film solar cells

    SCAPS-1D is a simulation programme for thin film solar cells developed at ELIS, University of Gent.

    SCAPS (a Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator) is a one dimensional solar cell simulation programme developed at the Department of

  • Scientific PV softwares

    This section provides various links to R&D softwares, tools or simulators, dedicated to a specific scientific aspect of photovoltaic.