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Dr. Rutger Schlatmann
Dr. Rutger Schlatmann Prof. Dr. Rutger Schlatmann is director of PVcomB, the Institute for technology transfer in Thin-Film and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, where he is also the speaker of the Renewable Energy Division. His current research focuses on thin film and nanotechnology for Si-based and compound semiconductor solar energy, from single cells to full outdoor systems.

Biography

Since 2008, Prof. Dr. Rutger Schlatmann is director of PVcomB, the Institute for technology transfer in Thin-Film and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, where he is also the speaker of the Renewable Energy Division. He is a full professor (W3) at the Hochschule fuer Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (since 2012). His current research focuses on thin film and nanotechnology for Si-based and compound semiconductor solar energy, from single cells to full outdoor systems. He is also working on the generation of integrated PV and electrolysis systems to produce ´solar fuels´.

He obtained his PhD at the FOM Institute Amolf in Amsterdam. From 1999 until 2008 he was as R&D manager at Helianthos BV (AkzoNobel/Shell Solar/Nuon), a company developing flexible thin film Si solar modules. Currently he is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology&Innovation Platform PV, vice President of the Berlin Brandenburg Energy Network.


All sessions by Dr. Rutger Schlatmann

  • Day 2Monday, February 26th
Conference
11:20 am

Stretching the efficiency limit of mass-producible solar cell and solar fuel devices by multi-junction based absorber structures

With the advent of the exciting new material class of inorganic/organic perovskite absorbers, a realistic option has emerged for multi-junction solar cells combining high efficiency with industrial manufacturability. In order to enable future solar-cell efficiencies to exceed the theoretical efficiency limit for single junction devices, we have realigned our research activities over the past years to focus on these absorber material class with a view to applications in multi-junction devices. In collaboration with international partners we have demonstrated the feasibility and pushed the performance of such structures.

In this talk we will highlight recent progress in absorber and contact materials as well as adapted processing methods and device design for two-terminal silicon-perovskite tandems. We will also highlight our recent developments in multi-junction devices for solar fuel generation, based on wide-bandgap oxide absorbers.

Auditorium between Building 4 and 5 11:20 - 11:50 Details