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Reference Number S/P2/00479/00/00
Title The development of advanced low cost InP based PhotoVoltaic Devices
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr D (Dave ) Rogers
No email address given
Centre for Integrated Photonics
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 03 October 2005
End Date 30 November 2008
Duration 37 months
Total Grant Value £668,558
Industrial Sectors Power
Region East of England
Programme SOLAR-PV
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D (Dave ) Rogers , Centre for Integrated Photonics (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Oxford (0.001%)
Project Contact , Wafer Technology Ltd (0.001%)
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Objectives Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices are photovoltaic cells which produce electricity from heat sources such as industrial combustion processes, with potentially 100-10,000 times the output of a Si solar cell. Potential applications include industrial waste heat recovery, domestic combined heat and power (CHP), embedded generation, military applications, hydrogen powered transport, and solar concentrator systems.TPV cells currently available use GaSb, an expensive material. This project aims to develop 3-terminal devices based on InGaAs/InP responding to both the 1-1.7 micron infrared region currently covered by GaSb and the shorter 0.5.1 micron region. These will exploit the advantages of cheaper InP substrates and higher efficiency from broader spectral coverage. In the longer term the projectwill assess potential for InP devices grown on Si substrates to address the solar concentrator market.
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