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

Jun 19 2018

DISC Newsletter #2 and M18 Press Release

The DISC Newsletter #2 and M18 Press Release are now available.

Jun 8 2018

DISC @ WCPEC-7

The DISC project will be present at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7) with four oral presentations.

Apr 27 2018

M18 meeting

The M18 DISC StC meeting was held at CEA Ines in Chambery, France.

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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