GÜNAM has been founded by an initiative from the Middle East Technical University (METU) where solar energy studies date back to the 1980s. GÜNAM is financially supported by the Turkish State Planing Organization (SPO). The GÜNAM infrastructure has been built in the campus area of Middle East Technical University as an interdisciplinary research center. Faculty members from six disciplines of three faculties contribute to GÜNAM. Faculty members from the Physics and Chemistry Departments (Faculty of Arts and Sciences); Materials and Metallurgy, Electric-Electronics and Chemical Engineering Departments (Faculty of Engineering) have joined the center as the founding members. GÜNAM is a national research center serving all researchers in this field. It has already been recognized nation-wide through a series of new collaborations, already running projects and national networks. As a member of the national photovoltaic platform, it is actively participating in networking activities. Some studies with private sector companies have been initiated and started to generate new products. A prototype solar panel with Si wafer technology has been fabricated in collaboration with an industrial company aiming to invest in this sector in the near future. GÜNAM aims to extend its collaboration network and its effects to international level.
Solar cell, Photovoltaic technology, Solar energy
Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear)
Engineering and Energy
Access to laboratory and collaborated research projects
GUNAM is a research center on photovoltaic technology. Laboratories are open all researchers with experienced in the field.
Optical Characterisation: Transmission, reflection, PL, Quantum efficiency measurements, etc. Raman Spectroscopy, Ellysometry.Electrical Characterisation: Solar Simulators, life time measurements, EL measurements, Thermal imaging etc.
Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Laborabory
Organic Solar Cell Lab
Glovebox, polimer synthisis and characterization infrastructure.
6 " c-Si solar cell production line
Including phosporous and boron doping furnace, SiN PECVD, Wetbenches, multifunctional lasers, screen printer, firing furnace, etc.
PECVD and Sputter systems.
Societal Grand Challenges
Secure, clean and efficient energy
National Public Funding Organisations
Turkish Science, Technology and Industry Ministry
EU - 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development
Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TUBITAK)
Turkish Development Ministry
Date of last update: 06/02/2017
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under
grant agreement No 654296