Computationally assisted discovery of new solar absorbers

Matthew Smith, University of Liverpool

This project aims to discover new solar absorber materials to overcome the stability, sustainability and toxicity issues surrounding current hybrid ...... (read more)

New design features in lightweight and low-cost inverted CdTe solar cells

Tom Baines, University of Liverpool

Thin film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells have now achieved >20% efficiency and are the market leading thin film PV ...... (read more)

Microstructure and functionality in thin film solar cells from sustainable materials

Peter Yates, University of Liverpool

The project is to use state of the art electron microscopy alongside the synthesis effort in order to accelerate the ...... (read more)

New heterostructures for perovskite solar cells and investigation of the stability of methylammonium lead iodide layers

Silvia Mariotti, University of Liverpool

The project is to establish the band line ups for perovskite materials in combination with II-VI semiconductors and transparent conducting ...... (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)

Transparent conducting oxide glass coatings for photovoltaics

Jack Swallow, University of Liverpool

Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) are remarkable semiconductor materials that, as their name suggests, combine transparency with electrical conductivity, two normally ...... (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)