The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) is Singapore's national institute for applied solar energy research. It commenced operations in 1st April 2008.
SERIS is sponsored by Singapore's National Research Foundation (NRF) via the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), as well as the National University of Singapore (NUS). It has the stature of an NUS University-level Research Institute and is endowed with considerable autonomy and flexibility, including an industry friendly IP policy.
The institute conducts research, development, testing and consulting in the fields of solar energy conversion and solar building technologies, to contribute towards global sustainable development. Our R&D focus is on materials, components, processes and systems for (i) photovoltaic electricity generation and (ii) solar and energy efficient buildings.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of over a hundred scientists, engineers and architects. SERIS collaborates closely with researchers from NUS and other universities, research organisations and industry, both locally and globally. Our collaboration with companies from the global solar sector spans from small start-ups to industry leading heavyweights.
SERIS is globally active but focuses on technologies and services for tropical regions, in particular for Singapore and South-East Asia, and reaches out to India and China.