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Architectures, Materials, and One-dimensional Nanowires for Photovoltaics - Research and Applications

Objective

The proposed project AMON-RA (Architectures, Materials, and One-dimensional Nanowires for Photovoltaics – Research and Applications) is intended to result in a new type of solar cell, combining advanced hetero- and nano-structures with silicon photovoltaic technology. By ap-plying state-of-the-art photovoltaics design to semiconductor nanowires and nanotrees and assisted by tailor-made theoretical modeling and advanced processing, we aim to demonstrate high-efficiency multi-junction photovoltaic cells made from previously impossible materials combinations. The high degree of self-assembly and insensitivity to lattice parameters inherent in the nanowire growth process will also make it possible to produce such cell relatively cheaply and on inexpensive silicon substrates. In AMON-RA, we will also evaluate the solar cell designs on a systems level, with special attention to future industrialization and upscaling.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 769 016
Administrative Contact
Lars Montelius (Prof.)

Participants (6)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 736 413
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernd Witzigmann (Prof.)
SOL VOLTAICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 659 143
Address
Ole Romers Vag 1
223 63 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bo Pedersen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 287 751
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guenther Bauer (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 239 880
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rafal E. Dunin.Borkowski (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 507 784
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tim Scholze (Mr.)