Photovoltaic is still the most expensive electric energy due to the solar cell production costs. Many RTD efforts are directed towards making PV panels cheaper and towards other materials with better cell efficiency. Significant changes can be expected only by introducing new technological principles and new materials. Artificial systems self-formation theory applications can be promising solution for changes in solar cell technology. Significant decrease in manufacturing costs for solar cell can be expected from this new approach. The methods of self-formation shows possibilities to produce high quality solar cells with one or two patterning processes instead of four or five. The main aim of the proposal is to introduce high- efficiency (~20%) low cost solar cell manufacturing technology suitable to mass production.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
7413 AS Deventer