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Intermediate Band Materials and Solar Cells for Photovoltaics with High Efficiency and Reduced Cost

Objective

This proposal pursues the manufacturing of intermediate band materials and solar cells according to the following main strategies: a) Insertion of transition elements into III-V semicontuctor matrices; b) use of quantum dot systems to artifficially engineer intermediate band solar cells; c) development of intermediate band materials and solar cells based on InGaN; d) Insertion of transition elements into thin film polycristalline hosts; Approaches “a” to “c” rely on the use of concentrated sunlight to achieve cost competitive goals. Approach “d” relies on low cost materials.

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 950 000
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Prof.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 789 529
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joe Galloway (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 800 000
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Feege (Ms.)
RIBER SA
France
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Rue Casimir Perier 31
95873 Bezons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valérick Cassagne (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Crowley (Prof.)