Nanophotonics for strong absorption in extremely thin solar cells - moving beyond silicon

    Project: Research

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    Description

    We will develop novel nanostructures, much smaller than the wavelength of light, which by field enhancement increase the absorption in extremely thin solar cells. This will allow us to devise and test extremely thin solar cell designs which are efficient and easy to fabricate. Such cells will open the door to the use of a wide range of alternative earth-abundant materials that have the potential to be cheaper than the dominant silicon technology, allowing a reduction in the cost of solar energy to a level competitive with conventional fossil fuels.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/16

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$480,000.00

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