SNAPSUN

Semiconductor Nanomaterial for Advanced Photovoltaic Solar cells Using New concept of nanocrystal and conductive host

 Coordinatore COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES 

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Yves
Cognome: Hussenot
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 3878 3226
Fax: +33 4 3878 5132

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Sito del progetto http://www.snapsun-project.eu
 Totale costo 3˙170˙432 €
 EC contributo 2˙294˙535 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2009-SMALL-3
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-06-01   -   2013-05-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Yves
Cognome: Hussenot
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 3878 3226
Fax: +33 4 3878 5132

FR (PARIS 15) coordinator 780˙308.00
2    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

 Organization address address: Stevinweg 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Dennis
Cognome: Van Doorn
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152789344
Fax: 31152782968

NL (DELFT) participant 476˙102.00
3    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

 Organization address address: Western Road
city: CORK
postcode: -

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Conor
Cognome: Delaney
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 21 4904263
Fax: +353 21 4904058

IE (CORK) participant 355˙796.00
4    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: SANKT OLOFSGATAN 10 B
city: UPPSALA
postcode: 751 05

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Klaus
Cognome: Leifer
Email: send email
Telefono: 46184717942
Fax: +46 18471 32 70

SE (UPPSALA) participant 341˙700.00
5    SAFC HITECH LIMITED

 Organization address address: "Power Road, Bromborough"
city: WIRRAL
postcode: CH62 3QF

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Simon
Cognome: Rushworth
Email: send email
Telefono: 441513000000
Fax: 441513000000

UK (WIRRAL) participant 198˙982.00
6    STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

 Organization address address: VIA C.OLIVETTI 2
city: AGRATE BRIANZA
postcode: 20864

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Salvatore
Cognome: Coffa
Email: send email
Telefono: 3909570000000
Fax: 390957000000

IT (AGRATE BRIANZA) participant 141˙647.00

Mappa


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nanoparticle    gap    energy    matrix    embedding    structure    innovation    silicon    above    band    solar    nm    efficiency    cells    dispersion    bulk    materials    nanoparticles    material    size    architectures    nanomaterial    snapsun   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Renewable energy production is a key driver for innovation in the material domain. Researchers and industries look to reduce the energy cost and to increase the efficiency of PV solar cells. Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials show broad opportunities. Indeed, at the nanoscale level, energy band gaps depend on nanomaterial architectures (nanoparticles size, bulk dispersion, interfaces with embedding matrix). Silicon nanocrystals allow the design of highly efficiency architectures, like multijunction solar cells or low-cost, optimised, thin film solar cells. The usual elaboration technique is based on the deposition of either multilayer or nanocomposite material in which excess silicon is aggregated into nanoparticles through high temperature annealing. No control of nanoparticle size and bulk dispersion is possible. Moreover, only limited surrounding materials could be considered (silicon containing). This prevents any knowledge-based tuning of the material properties. The main objective of SNAPSUN project is to develop a nanomaterial with reliable and tailored characteristics. To overcome limitations described above, fully tailored silicon nanoparticles will be optimised, in terms of size (3nm) and size dispersion (>10%;0.3nm). The SNAPSUN innovation is the incorporation of these silicon nanoparticles in a wide band gap material, such as silicon carbide or Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCO). This architecture will allow band gap engineering through accurate structure control, together with exceptional electrical characteristics (resistivity, carrier lifetime, etc.) in order to produce high conversion efficiencies above 25 %. Control of material structure will arise from the development of very promising processes allowing the separation of nanoparticle generation and embedding matrix codeposition. Vacuum and wet technologies will be used to target low-cost solar cells with a target production cost below 0.5 €/Wpeak.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

The current challenge for solar energy is to decrease cost and/or increase efficiency for widespread market uptake and major emissions reductions. Novel materials and processing methods are producing exciting results.

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