Renewables & Low-Carbon Generation: Solar
Solar energy is the most abundant renewable energy source; its harvesting on a global scale shows the potential to fulfil the world’s energy demand. Photovoltaic (PV) devices have great potential as renewable energy sources, yet uptake is challenged by upfront capital costs and the (currently) low petroleum prices.
At ERI@N, the Renewables & Low-Carbon Generation – Solar team focuses on cost-effective halide perovskite materials for solar energy conversion and light emitting application. The focus allows us to employ low energy intensive manufacturing processes, in which cost-effective and abundant starting materials are deposited via solution-processing techniques or vacuum evaporation techniques.
Solution processing has the advantage of scaling to meter scale substrates whereas evaporation techniques are compatible with silicon solar cell processing and make themselves amenable towards perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. Additionally, the employed fabrication techniques should allow for scale up towards large area energy harvesting devices as well as light emitting devices.
For more information or opportunities for collaboration, please contact Assoc Prof Nripan Mathews at email@example.com