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SILICON NANODOTS FOR SOLAR CELL TANDEM

Obiettivo

The overall objective of the project is to develop new Nanomaterials with New Production Technologies and to fabricate silicon quantum dot tandem solar cells to achieve increased efficiencies. The understanding of electrical transport and recombination mechanisms in these newly developed nanomaterials will enable us to design new tandem solar cell structures - based on Si thin-film or wafer solar cells - that help to overcome the efficiency limits of these conventional concepts. In order to reach our goals, considerable R+D work has to be performed on semiconductor bulk materials, thin layers and hetero-structures for such solar cells. These topics have not yet or only in parts been investigated and are also of high scientific interest for novel photonic and charge storage devices incorporating Si nanocrystals embedded in Si alloys. The consortium of this project, also including two companies, merges the scientific and technological competences that are necessary to find answers to these questions. Another objective is the compatibility of the newly developed technologies with high-throughput processing to ensure further cost-reduction. The expected significant jump in the solar cell and processing evolution will lead to higher efficiencies for solar cells and to ongoing cost-reduction also with a long-term perspective and will help to strengthening the European leadership in PV technologies. Thus it will also have a positive impact on the acceptance of photovoltaics by the public and by politics. Moreover, since “energy efficiency” is a big subject in the public discussion, photovoltaics will be an example of one of the highest electricity production efficiencies that have been achieved of all power generators. To sum up, we believe that this project will have a direct and positive impact on the European PV industry and its status in material science and it will contribute to the very ambitious goals of the EU commission in CO2 reduction in general.

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FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
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Coordinatore

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Indirizzo
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germania

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
Contributo UE
€ 638 362

Partecipanti (7)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 576 482
Indirizzo
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Margit Zacharias (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 459 837
Indirizzo
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Caterina Summonte (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 297 857
Indirizzo
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Mauro Dell'amico (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 453 540
Indirizzo
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Blas Garrido (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Cechia
Contributo UE
€ 256 560
Indirizzo
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Milena Stiborova (Dr.)
AZUR SPACE SOLAR POWER GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 118 045
Indirizzo
Theresienstrasse 2
74072 Heilbronn

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Roland Schilling (Mr.)
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 182 172
Indirizzo
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Cristina Di Gesù (Dr.)