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Smart light collecting system for the efficiency enhancement of solar cells

Objective

The main objective of this project is the study of the various intra and intermolecular energy transfers with the aims to modify the solar spectrum by means of an adequate molecular system. This will permit to improve the similitude between the solar radiation and the absorbance of the photovoltaic materials. This change of spectrum must be realized without significant loss of energy by means of energy up and down-conversion cascades supported by a photoluminescent compound able to emit in the maximum absorption band of the photovoltaic material. The concentration of the solar light wavelength in the absorption band of the photovoltaic material may determine an increase in the number of photons able to excite the photovoltaic compound. This will result in an improvement of the electrical energy delivered by the solar cell. The research and development to be realized during this project will be essentially centred on the studies of molecular mix able to generate adequate energy cascades and their evaluation in terms of efficiency and chemical stability. Another part of the work will consist in the development of coatings or plastics containing such molecular systems to be directly applied on the solar cells superficies for an in situ evaluation of the results and for a quick emergence of such light concentrating devices.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-NMP-2008-1
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Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 417 504,64
Administrative Contact
Cristina Barragan (Ms.)

Participants (8)

CIDETE INGENIEROS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 164
Address
Avenida Maritima 68
38530 Candelaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
German Noriega (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 424
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Principe (Ms.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 410 623,99
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Donovan (Dr.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 586 976,67
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Udo Schreiner (Mr.)
MP BATA CONSULTORIA MEDIOAMBIENTAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 990,10
Address
Calle Arago 410, En 04
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Robles Molina (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 051,02
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Valentí Guash (Mr.)
DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 242 777,59
Address
Hapartizanim St 10
74037 Nes Ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Daren (Dr.)
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 171 781,71
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Asen Pashov (Dr.)