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full harvEst of solar radiatioN using a quantum-dot-in-perovskite absorber and LIGHT managemENt structures

Project description

Improving the conversion efficiency of intermediate band solar cells

In the context of energy transition, it has become paramount to conduct research on new ways to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells. To tackle this challenge, quantum dots in a perovskite host (CQDs@Perovskite) have emerged as a new type of solution-processed semiconductor material. Its intrinsic opto-electronic properties (high absorbance and strong quantum confinement) make it ideal to be used as absorber material in intermediate band solar cells, which can achieve increased conversion efficiency by exploiting a larger part of the solar spectrum. The EU-funded ENLIGHTEN project will exploit CQDs@Perovskite materials, combined with microstructure-based light trapping techniques. Eventually, the project will pave the way for low-cost high-efficiency photovoltaic technology.

Coordinator

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Net EU contribution
€ 147 815,04
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00