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Gliding epitaxy for inorganic space-power sheets

Project description

New photovoltaic system for future space technologies

Artificial satellites rely on photovoltaic solar panels (PV) to generate electricity. But the PV panels are large and heavy due to a thick coverglass protecting them from radiation damage. They are also very expensive. The EU-funded GLISS project supports the research on a novelty technology of radiation tolerant, low mass, flexible and economical photovoltaic systems. It will develop an ultra-thin (<100 nm) III-V PV based on the solar cells with quantum-confined structure and an innovative gliding epitaxy approach to release crystalline films from their growth wafers. The GLISS will allow reduce costs, boost innovation in satellite design hybrid devices and will enhance global sustainable development of solar energy.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/satellite technology
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/crystals

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 797 789

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 797 789
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments