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Department of Digital Printing and Imaging Technology
Digital Printing and Imaging Technology


Non-vacuum processes for deposition of CI(G)S active layer in PV cells
Funding source: EU FP7 NMP
GA no. 228743
Duration: 01.01.2010 - 30.6.2013
  • Umicore S. A., Brüssel, Belgien
  • Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt (EMPA), Dübendorf, Schweiz
  • FLISOM AG, Dübendorf, Schweiz
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie und Wasserstoffforschung (ZSW), Stuttgart
  • Würth Elektronik Research GmbH, Stuttgart
  • VTT Technical Research Center of Finland 
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz
  • Xennia Technology Ltd., Letchworth, UK
Abstract: The ‘NOVA-CIGS’ project, which commenced on 1st Jan 2010 and lasts for 3.5 years, aims to develop a printed solar cell technology by enabling the printing of the copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) semiconductor material that many believe is the best option for low cost solar cells, offering good quantum efficiency and good potential for retaining its efficiency when deposited by low cost non-vacuum methods.
Staff TUC: Jens Hammerschmidt, M.A.


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