Oct 22 2017 02:00 PM
Oct 22 2017 03:00 PM
KSC Seminar: Improving photovoltaic solar energy conversion in Si-based solar cells
Speaker: Prof. dr. Miro Zeman
Delft University of Technology, Photovoltaic
Materials and Devices Laboratory
Date & Time: Sunday October 22nd, 2017 at 2pm
Venue: Building 5, level 5, room 5220
Light refreshments will be available.
Abstract: Photovoltaics is the key electricity-generating
technology that will bring reliable, cheap and clean electricity in the near future
to everyone and everywhere.
(PV) technologies dominate the solar module market. In recent years, the price
of the silicon-based solar cells and modules has dropped drastically. In
several locations, silicon-based PV has become the most cost-effective solution
to electricity generation. The challenge is to further improve the performance
of the silicon-based solar cells and even go beyond their efficiency limit.
The research facilities and research areas of the Photovoltaic
Materials and Devices group at the Delft University of Technology will be
introduced. The activities in thin-film and crystalline silicon solar cell
research aiming at successful implementation of various light management
concepts in order to obtain high efficiency will be presented. The results of
recent research work on innovative surface textures and back reflectors, thin
multi-junction device designs and devices for solar fuels generation will be
Biography: Prof. dr. Miro Zeman
received his Ph.D. degree from the Slovak University of Technology in
Bratislava in 1989 for research on amorphous silicon materials and devices. In
1990 he joined the Delft University of Technology where he carried out research
on thin-film silicon solar cells. In 2009 he was appointed Full professor at the
Delft University of Technology where he leads the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices
group and is the head of the Electrical Sustainable Energy department. Miro
Zeman is a leading expert in light management, modelling, and development of
novel materials and nanostructures for silicon-based solar cells.