PP1 will focus on three main areas: cells made from solar grade silicon, rear contact cells and silicon-based tandem cells, both monolithic and mechanically stacked.
PP2 focusses on "earth abundant" thin-film materials, including Si and CZTS, as well as organic cells (OPV), organic/inorganic hybrid cells, and third generation approaches.
We aim at experimental demonstration that theoretical conversion limits could be extended by use of structures that have a high local density of optical states, with particular emphasis on thin film inorganic solar cells.
This PP aims at delivery of a substantiated methodology for assessing manufacturing costs of the different technologies under investigation by the Centre.
PP5 involves education, training and outreach, including researcher exchanges.
AUSIAPV International Activities
These projects involve significant interaction with our US partners.