The production of solar cells with new materials receives a boost

Two million euros to produce solar cells with materials such as colloidal quantum dots and halide perovskites have been invested by the Jaume I University of Castellón (UJI) has obtained the first Grant Consolidator of the European Research Council (ERC).

The Professor of Applied Physics Iván Mora Seró, also a researcher at the University Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), has won the European grant to develop this project, as you can see in the following video.

New Materials

The objective of this impulse is to improve the efficiency of solar cells through the synergistic interaction of diverse materials to overcome the limitations of the current photovoltaic conversion.

The perovskites They are considered a wonderful material that has revolutionized the photovoltaic field. The name "perovskita" was put in honor of the Russian mineralogist L. A. Perovski and was first identified by Gustav Rose in 1839.

For its part, multiple junction solar cells made of colloidal quantum dots they have reached an energy conversion efficiency of 7 percent in laboratory tests. The processing technique for the layers of quantum dots allows the dots to do their work both individually and in groups to transport electric charge to the edges of the sheet where it can be collected to provide an electric current.