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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
NANOSTRUCTURED CDTE SOLAR CELLS
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
The possibilities of the Thin film (TF) for Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells compared with bulk PV solar cells have been demonstrated and currently works are dealing with the objective to increase the TF efficiency, which at this moment are reaching figures around 10%, being the most promise TF made of Si, CIGS and CdTe. While the big advantage of TFPV solar cells compared with the bulk materials is the drastic reduction of the weight of the starting materials used for the fabrication, the theoretical huge advantage of the nanotructured (NS) solar cell is the possibility to increase the efficiency of a bulk PV solar cell. Several approaches has been recently reported, being the objective of this NANOCdTeSOLAR project to prepare a complete NSTFCdTePV solar cell based on CdTe, where the NS will be either the n or p layer of the PV solar cells. Classical methods for the preparation of the window and absorver layer will be used, while ion sputtering at low energy and laser methods will be used for the creation of the NS layer. New transparent conductive oxides materials based on ZnO compounds will be deposited on standard glass substrates, being the top objective of this project the possibility of using flexible substrates in order to reach higher efficiencies values compared with maximum 9.3% of efficiency value which it is nowdays obtained in TFPV market. The project will be carried out with the collaboration of six research centers and three industries, coming from five European countries.
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
European Commission
Entity Nationality
BELGICA
Entity size
Gran Empresa (>250)
Granting date
26/09/2011
Participants
  • Director: Carlos Algora Del Valle (UPM)
  • Participante: Ignacio Rey-Stolle Prado (UPM)
  • Participante: Manuel Vazquez Lopez (UPM)
  • Participante: Neftali Nuñez Mendoza (UPM)
  • Participante: Pilar Espinet González (UPM)
  • Participante: Enrique Barrigon Montañes (UPM)
  • Participante: Vincenzo Orlando (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Semiconductores III-V
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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