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Industrially scalable high efficiency silicon solar cells (INDHI)

Objective

Aim of the present project is to transfer lab scale high efficiency cell results into a real industrial environment, by developing a new fabrication process of industrial, large area, multi-crystalline silicon solar cells, which will sort out conversion efficiency values of 17.5-18%, that is, respect to existing industrial production, more than four absolute points efficiency increase, and a 2 absolute points efficiency gain respect to the state of the art. In addition, some innovative, low cost procedures will be studied to go further in the development of industrial cell fabrication. A continuous cost evaluation of the production concepts will be given through yield indicators, to check the effectiveness of the high efficiency technologies on the on-line production cell performances. In this way, the technical-economical risks of the proposal will be reduced. Cost goal is

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4 Centro Bologna
80055 Portici
Italy

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
23,Rue Du Loess 23
67037 Strasbourg
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue Des Martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble
ENITECNOLOGIE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Felice Maritano 26
20097 San Donato Milanese
INSTITUT FUER SOLARENERGIEFORSCHUNG GMBH; HAMELN/EMMERTHAL
Germany
Address
Am Ohrberg 1
Emmerthal
JERUSALEM COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Havaad Haleumi Street 21
91160 Jerusalem
SOLTECH NV
Belgium
Address
60,Kapeldreef 60
3001 Heverlee
UNIVERSITAET KONSTANZ
Germany
Address
Jacob Buchhardtstrasse 29
78457 Konstanz