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Reference Number GR/S86341/01
Title SUPERGEN - PV Materials for the 21st Century
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 35%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr K (Ken ) Durose
No email address given
Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy
University of Liverpool
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2004
End Date 31 March 2008
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £5,544,750
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region North West
Programme Energy Research Capacity, Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr K (Ken ) Durose , Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, University of Liverpool (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Boreland , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Dr I Forbes , Sch of Engineering & Technology, Northumbria University (0.001%)
Dr D Bagnall , Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton (0.001%)
Professor LM Peter , Chemistry, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor S (Stuart ) Irvine , Centre for Solar Energy Research, Swansea University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Crystalox Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Gatan (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kurt J Lesker Co Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Oxford Lasers Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , MATS (UK) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Millbrook Instruments Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP Solar Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , SAFC Hitech (0.000%)
Web Site http://www.pv21.org/
Abstract PV-Supergen is a consortium of six partners, brought together by EPSRC, to establish a world class capability in advanced wafer silicon and thin film PV devices. This proposal sets out a four year project that will achieve a high degree of integration between the academic consortium members and 8 industrial partners. The ethos of this proposal has been to combine the best expertise of each partner to, have a holistic capability in each of the main PV material systems: silicon, cadmium tellurideand the copper indium diselenide family of materials. Through this approach the PV-Supergen consortium is seeking added value through team working to provide technology platforms for demonstrating state of the art devices and to effectively test new ideas. To achieve this we need to have excellent characterisation capability and to seek improvements in device performance that are knowledge led. It is anticipated that step changes in performance, demonstrated in the laboratory, would be morereadily translated into PV module manufacture if detailed characterisation is known of the structural, optical and electronic properties of the materials and devices. PV-Supergen will provide a path for substantial cost reduction (cost/Wp) in PV module manufacture through enabling lower cost processing, lower cost materials (thin film technology) while making improvements in cell conversion efficiency and stability
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Added to Database 01/01/07