All-inorganic nano-rod based thin-film solarcells on glass
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies
Thin film solar cells, based on non-toxic, abundant and air-stable silicon (Si) will probably, based on forecasts, dominate the photovoltaic market in the future and thus replace bulk Si from its leading position. This prognosis is fostered by the strong cost reduction potential due to highly effective materials utilization at low energy consumption. However, thin film Si suffers from inherently small grains, which limits efficiencies to ~10% due to carrier recombination at grain boundaries.
Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, United States and Switzerland.
Name of US Partner
California Institute of Technology
INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V