Photovoltaic Devices



This research topic includes three different activities. The first one, concers design and characterization of germanium on glass solar cells realized by epitaxial lift off and wafer bonding. We aim at the realization of low cost bottom cells for multi-junction solar cells. The second activity is about monocrystalline CIGS solar cells realized by pulsed electron deposition on germanium substrates to enhance the efficiency of the cell. Recently, we also focused on characterization and modeling of solar cells aiming at the development of novel, concentrated constants, electrical models for (non-standar) cells with parameters depenging on temperature and light insensity.

Funding:
Advancesis Ltd. UK


Collaborations

Advancesis Ltd. UK
CNR-IMEM
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)


People

Lorenzo Colace, Andrea De Iacovo


Related publications

2015

Document Low-temperature growth of single-crystal Cu(In,Ga)Se2 films by pulsed electron deposition technique
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells Volume 133, February 2015, Pages 82-86

2014

Single-crystal CuIn1-xGaxSe2 films grown on lattice-matched Ge by low-temperature Pulsed Electron Deposition technique
2014 Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on Photonics Technologies, Fotonica AEIT 2014

2013

Document Three-dimensional Cu(InGa)Se\\bf 2 photovoltaic cells simulations: Optimization for limited-range wavelength applications
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3 (3), 6512045, pp. 1106-1112

Germanium-on-Glass solar cells: fabrication and characterization
Opt. Mater. Express 3 (2), 216-228 (2013)

2011

Document Solar cells by Germanium layer transfer on glass
2011 10th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC.EU 2011 - Conference Proceedings 5874708

Germanium-on-glass solar cells
IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics GFP 6053781, pp. 255-257