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Next generation excitonic solar cells using advanced charge generation concepts: Setting the new efficiency benchmark

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Fundamentally new organic solar cell architectures will be developed, designed to circumvent the efficiency limitations of current donor / acceptor type excitonic solar cells. The proposed new developments have the potential to increase power conversion efficiency, at no signifcant extra material cost, beyond the currently predicted 10% efficiency limit, which will accelarate the commercial take-up of this new technology in large scale roof-top applications. The low-temperature fabrication of high efficiency solar cells has the potential to significantly reduce green house gas emissions and thus contribute to National Research Priority "An environmentally sustainable Australia", priority goal "Reducing emissions in energy generation".

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP110101369

Local Award Id


  • 11752

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Fundamentally new organic solar cell architectures will be developed, designed to circumvent the efficiency limitations of current donor / acceptor type excitonic solar cells. The proposed new developments have the potential to increase power conversion efficiency, at no signifcant extra material cost, beyond the currently predicted 10% efficiency limit, which will accelarate the commercial take-up of this new technology in large scale roof-top applications. The low-temperature fabrication of high efficiency solar cells has the potential to significantly reduce green house gas emissions and thus contribute to National Research Priority "An environmentally sustainable Australia", priority goal "Reducing emissions in energy generation".

Date/time Interval


  • 2011 - 2016

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP110101369

Local Award Id


  • 11752