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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-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 650 975

Participants (13)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 649 971,25
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 359 602,50
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 250
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 368 246,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 397 666,25
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Na Slovance 2
18221 Praha 8
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Meyer Burger Research AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rouges-terres 61
2068 Hauterive
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 210
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DSM III B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 81 250
Address
Het Overloon 1
6411TE Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORWEGIAN CRYSTALS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 456 125
Address
Beddingen 24
0250 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 155 125
Address
Elektronicaweg 16
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)