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

Mar 13 2018

DISC @ Silicon PV 2018

The DISC project will be presented in the "EU project special presentation" and will present the latest research with 9 contributions.

Oct 13 2017

DISC Newsletter #1

A newsletter #1 has been issued after one year of the project.

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Facts & Figures

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