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
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