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Highly mismatched alloys to implement multiband solar cells

Objective

As it is well-known, it is a fact that one of the biggest problems that concern the current world is relative to the high energy consumption. This proposal is relative to the solar cell, in special with the third generation. This new generation of solar cells is created to obtain high efficiency and low cost conversion devices. Therefore, they are a potential component for the future. The proposal presents the know-how for the design, growth and improvement of the multiband solar cell. So far, this kind of solar cells are a specific topic of the Renewable Energies in the European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7). However, despite a considerable effort of many research groups, there was no evidence of a working multiband photovoltaic device. Recently, the applicant, within a group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA, has designed, grown, tested and demonstrated the first multiband device, growing by dilute nitrogen, and being this concept the transfer technology relate to this proposal. Relying on the technological capabilities of the host institution, its deep knowledge on nanotechnology and its recent activities on new efficient solar cells, the new incorporated know-how will boost the activities of host institution to the topmost frontier of knowledge and development within the solar energy field.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF
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Funding Scheme

MC-IIF - International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 230 036,60
Administrative Contact
Mª Carmen Puerta (Ms.)