Solar energy is an inexhaustible source of renewable energy and has the potential to fulfill the worldwide energy demand. Using solar energy will reduce the dependence on fossil fuel sources without producing toxic materials, greenhouse gases or noise during operation. The solar cells on the market today are not as efficient as they could be. A silicon solar cell uses less than 50 percent of the sunlight for the creation of electricity. The solar spectrum is not fully utilized and environmental influences reduce the efficiency of the solar cells over time. In this project we develop a system to enhance the efficiency of solar cells.
This project is supported by the ‘Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling’. EFRO supports the hiring of a PhD student, who is an expert in nano chemistry.