SENSATE will develop new solar energy harvesters

  • Energy and environment

SENSATE proposes ground breaking ideas and concepts combining very innovative thin film materials and highly asymmetric selective contacts with dipoles, for the development of non-intrusive and universal solar energy harvester. The project starts in June 2020 and will last for 5 years.

If succeed, transparent, semi-transparent and coloured devices for advanced building integrated photovoltaics applications and electronics, as well as top cells for very high efficiency and low cost tandem devices will benefit from this technology, setting the basis required for a massive photovoltaics implementation and contributing to change our energy consumption model.

ERC Consolidator Grants (ERC-CoG) are one of the most prestigious and competitive grants in Europe, and only given to proposals with ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility. They are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team. The beneficiaries of the grant are Edgardo Saucedo, from UPC, and the Solar Energy Materials and Systems group at IREC.

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 866018).