The research focuses on four challenges in the design of new tandem solar cells: designing and producing individual solar cells and their components (among others the thin silicon and perovskite layers), optimizing light capture techniques (called light management) and minimizing losses as a result of ‘sticking’ the two solar cells and the electrodes together.
The consortium that will carry out the programme consists of teams from TU Delft (Prof. M. Zeman, Prof. A. Weeber), Eindhoven University of Technology (Prof. R. Janssen, Prof. E. Kessels), NWO’s AMOLF institute (Prof. A. Polman, Dr E. Garnett) and the University of Amsterdam (Prof. T. Gregorkiewicz). Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in Petten and its Solliance department in Eindhoven and the companies Shell, Exasun, Eternal Sun, Levitech and Tempress Systems are also contributing resources and/or personnel.
The program will run between 2017 and 2022. The total budget for the JSP3 program is €2.5 million, of which Shell is contributing €500,000.