20 April 2017

IREC organizes the 6th IEA HEV-TCP Task 28 Workshop in the topic “V2X technologies”

IREC, as Task 28 IEA HEV-TCP operating agent, organized the last  March, 21st and 22nd 2017 with the collaboration of the University of Ulsan, the International Workshop “V2X business models, international projects overview and recent developments” in Jeju Island (South Korea). The Workshop, which took place in the framework of the 4th International Electric Vehicle Expo, aimed at exchanging views among experts, analyzing the current V2X status and specially looking for the participation and collaboration on the topic among our Asian colleagues. High level experts and academics from research institutions, utilities, universities, communication protocols associations and car industry had the opportunity to debate around the challenges V2X technologies face and other related topics.

 


 
03 April 2017

Launching of the Efficient Buildings thematic community - MEDNICE

IREC participated in the Kick-off Meeting of the European project MEDNICE, on March 7th & 8th 2017, as partner of MED Programme Networks for an Innovative Cooperation in Energy efficiency.

The Horizontal Project MEDNICE, lead by the Euromed Cities Network, will anchor a MED community around energy issues that public organisations face, as a hub for Energy Efficiency (EE) innovative and shared solutions, in order to promote modular projects’ results and increase their impact on public policies.

IREC, as technical partner in the project, will be responsible of coordinating communication with modular projects, capitalize knowledge and expertise in this community and produce technical papers to enhance the energy efficiency in public buildings at Mediterranean level.


 
 
23 March 2017

IREC publications among five highest impact papers at world leading photovoltaic scientifc journals

The IREC Solar Materials and Systems group stands out in the international scientific community with two publications among the five articles that have had the highest impact on specific photovoltaic magazines of high prestige, according to the ISI Web of Knowledge selection. Specifically within the theme of "Energy & Fuels" with 88 international magazines listed articles:

• "Optimization of CdS buffer layer for high-performance Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells and the effects of light soaking: elimination of crossover and red kink" published in Progress in Photovolatics, position 5, highlighted as the most cited article between 2015-2016, according to Scopus citation counts.

• "On the formation mechanisms of Zn-rich Cu2ZnSnS4 films prepared by sulfurization of metallic stacks" published in 2013 in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, position 13, highlighted as the most cited article between 2014 - 2016, according to the Scopus.

 
 
20 March 2017

IREC to coordinate the H2020 project “STARCELL”

The STARCELL project, aims to substitute two critical raw materials (In and Ga) used in conventional thin film photovoltaic (PV) technologies, via the introduction of sustainable kesterite (Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 - CZTSSe) semiconductors.

STARCELL (NMBP-03-2016, ID: 720907) STARCELL will run from January 2017 until December 2019, and targets the optimisation of the Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 material processes and the device interfaces with the final aim to achieve challenging solar cell efficiencies of 18% (16% for a 10x10 cm2 area mini-module) by the end of the project.