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Improved material quality and light trapping in thin film silicon solar cells

Project type: European
Period: 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012
Reference: FP7-ICT-2009-4-241277
Coordinator: Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
Research areas involved: Photovoltaics, Micro/Nanofabrication
Contact person at NTC-UPVLC: Guillermo Sánchez Plaza (gsanchez @

Project description:
In this project we will increase the efficiency of thin-film silicon solar cells on flexible substrates by solving the issues linked to material quality, interface properties and light management, thus enabling lower production costs per Watt-peak. The general technological objectives of the project are the development of better materials and enhanced interfaces for thin film silicon solar cells, and to transfer the developed processes to an industrial production line.


Entidades participantes:

  • Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
  • Umicore Materials Ag
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Nanoptics GBR
  • VHF-Technologies S.A.
  • Univerza V Ljubljani
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Nanophotonics Technology Center (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)