Low-cost, silicon-free solar cells based on self-assembled nanostructures

The SAN-CELL project investigates the physics and technology of a silicon-free, inorganic solar CELL architecture based on Self-Assembled Nanostructures, and using low-cost materials and processes. By deploying semiconductor components such as nanocrystals for carrier photogeneration, as well as nanowires and thin films for electron and hole transport, the potential of nanotechnology to boost efficiency and reduce costs for solar cells will be explored. The project was funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund. 

Project Coordinator

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics

NTC Weiz