Projects


Hotwire Chemical Vapour Deposition of Boron Doped Epitaxial Silicon for Interdigitated Back Contact Solar Cells

Edris Khorani, University of Southampton

Silicon solar cells remain the dominant technology in the photovoltaic market. The interdigitated back contact (IBC) design is a well-established ...... (read more)


Combinatorial TCO physics and optimization for photovoltaics

Thomas Featherstone, University of Liverpool

Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCOs) are common to almost all current and emerging solar cell technologies and there is still a ...... (read more)


New P-type Transparent Conducting Oxides

Christopher Morris-Knox, University of Bath

Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) constitute a unique class of materials combining the seemingly mutually exclusive properties of electrical conductivity and ...... (read more)


Hot-carrier harvesting in hybrid metal halide perovskites for solar cells

Alexander Knight, University of Oxford

Photovoltaic cells incorporating hybrid organic inorganic metal halide perovskites have seen a phenomenally rapid improvement over the past 5 years, ...... (read more)


Breaking the Voltage Barrier for CdTe Solar Cells

Thomas Shalvey, University of Liverpool

Polycrystalline CdTe solar cells are a mass market product and have now achieved >21% efficiency, having being limited to <16.7% ...... (read more)


Encapsulation technologies for thin-film photovoltaic devices

Joel Smith, University of Sheffield

This project will develop a range of encapsulation materials and techniques for both polymer:fullerene and perovskite PV devices. A range ...... (read more)