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IMprovement of Photovoltaic conversion efficiency by ACting on Thermalization mecanisms – ICEMAN

Submission summary

Achieving high yields is a key element in the competitiveness of photovoltaic. Among third generation photovoltaic devices, solar cells based on hot carrier operation aim at reducing the thermalization process while obtaining high absorption. The project consortium is highly involved in recent achievements towards the realization of a complete device. The objective is to fabricate an ultra-thin hot carrier solar cell.
The main outcomes will be to (i) develop characterization techniques to quantitatively probe the achievable efficiency and explore the thermodynamic properties of individual carrier and use metric from thermoelectricity (ii) design and fabricate nanophotonic structures to collect most of the incoming light (iii) develop accurate models including optical response and electrical transport (iv) fabricate and optimize high efficiency hot carrier solar cells (V) observe and quantify an increase in photovoltaic performances by the presence of hot carriers.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Laurent Lombez (Institut Photovoltaique d'Ile de France)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


C2N Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies
Inst.FOTON Institut Fonctions Optiques pour les Technologies de l'informatiON
IM2NP Institut des Matériaux, de Microélectronique et des Nanosciences de Provence
IPVF Institut Photovoltaique d'Ile de France

Help of the ANR 611,087 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: October 2019 - 48 Months

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