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Improved Polycrystalline-Silicon Modules on Glass Substrates

Obiettivo

The aim of this project is to improve the efficiency and the cost-effectiveness of thin-film polysilicon solar modules. Thin-film polysilicon solar cells have recently emerged as a promising thin-film alternative to bulk crystalline Si. With Solid Phase Crystallization (SPC) of amorphous Si, CSG Solar AG recently achieved mini-modules with an efficiency of around 10%, matching the efficiencies of the best European micromorph mini-modules. The efficiency of polysilicon modules will be enhanced in this project by improvement of the crystallographic and electronic quality of the polysilicon material and by the develoment of advanced new methods for light confinement. By in-depth characterization of the polysilicon material, a better understanding of the relationship between the processing parameters, the electrical and optical properties of the material and the resulting device properties will be obtained. The main goals are to have large-area polysilicon modules with an efficiency of 12% and with a cost of 0.7 Euro per Watt peak at the end of the project. The active participation of CSG within this project will allow the consortium to produce module demonstrators by using the pilot line of CSG and also to accurately determine the effect of newly developed process steps on the cost-effectiveness of polysilicon modules. This makes sure that there is a good chance to bring the developed technologies directly into real mass production at the end of the project. These objectives fit very well in the topic ENERGY.2009.2.1.1 - Efficiency and material issues for thin-film photovoltaics. The expected impact of the proposed project is to enhance the efficiency of polysilicon modules, thereby increasing their cost-effectiveness. Since all the main European institutes working on thin-film polysilicon solar cells are joining forces within this project, a substantial acceleration in the improvement of the cost-effectiveness of polysilicon modules is expected.

Invito a presentare proposte

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Indirizzo
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Belgio

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Christine Van Houtven (Ms.)
Contributo UE
€ 1 209 568

Partecipanti (7)

CSG SOLAR AG

Partecipazione conclusa

Germania
Contributo UE
€ 168 284,50
Indirizzo
Sonnenallee
06766 Thalheim

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Jonathon Dore (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 1 255 000
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Cechia
Contributo UE
€ 453 200
Indirizzo
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Antonin Fejfar (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 751 340
Indirizzo
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Thomas Frederking (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 449 902
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Denis Fix (Mr.)
SUNTECH R&D AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Australia
Indirizzo
Bay Street 82
2019 Botany Nsw

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Michael Taouk (Dr.)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 144 100
Indirizzo
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Thomas Rode (Mr.)