About DISC

We are researching a way to fully exploit the potential of silicon to its maximum through the use of carrier selective junctions. This will allow the extraction of light generated charge carriers without recombination. Such contacts allow simple device architecture – non patterned double-side contacted solar cells, which can be fabricated by upgrading existing production lines.

A unique consortium of experienced industrial actors will collaborate with a set of world-leading institutes to target efficiencies >25.5% on large area cell and >22% at module level while demonstrating pilot manufacturing readiness at competitive costs.

The DISC device architecture enables reduction of non-abundant material consumption, enhancement of the energy yield, and a modern module design ensuring outstanding durability. In such a way DISC will provide the key elements for achieving very low levelized costs of electricity in Europe with potential for further reduction, making solar one of the cheapest electricity sources.

Latest news

Sep 9 2019


The DISC project is looking forward to welcome you at EU PVSEC 2019 in Marseille. We are present at booth F1: H2020 Projects for the Future of PV in EU and with several scientific contributions.

Jun 27 2019

Final workshop

At the end of the project, we will organize a final workshop with NextBase and Ampere project on September 25 in Chambery, France. You are cordialy invited to attend the workshop.

Apr 19 2019

M30 Meeting

The M30 STC Meeting was held at MECO in Drunen, The Netherlands. Several highlights were achieved.

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Facts & Figures

Full name:
Double side contacted cells with innovative carrier-selective contacts
Start Date:
Oct 1 2016
36 Months
Total budget:
6.6 M €
EC funding:
4.7 M €
Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH (ISFH) - Dr. Byungsul Min
Final outcome:
Next generation technologies of renewable electricity