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Next-generation interdigitated back-contacted silicon heterojunction solar cells and modules by design and process innovations

Objective

The NextBase project, involving 8 research institutions and 6 companies, deals with the development of innovative high-performance c-Si solar cells and modules based on the interdigitated back-contacted silicon heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) solar cell concept targeting cells with efficiency above 26.0% and corresponding solar modules with efficiency above 22.0%. In particular, a number of new design and process innovations throughout the wafer, cell and module fabrication that go beyond the state-of-the-art will be introduced into the device to achieve the targeted efficiency values. At the same time, the NextBase project pursues the development of a new industrial manufacturing tool and low-cost processes for the IBC-SHJ solar cells enabling a competitive IBC-SHJ solar module cost of < 0.35 €/Wp.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 650 975,00
Address
WILHELM JOHNEN STRASSE
52428 Julich
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 650 975,00

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