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.
The DISC Newsletter #2 and M18 Press Release are now available.
The DISC project will be present at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7) with four oral presentations.
The M18 DISC StC meeting was held at CEA Ines in Chambery, France.