There are several drivers that account for the recent extraordinary growth in the global market for solar cells. These include increasing energy demand, security and cost of oil supplies as well as concerns over global warming. Approximately 85% of solar cell production is currently based on first generation crystalline silicon, but second generation solar cells based on thin film technology are now emerging and rapidly increasing their market share.
This Photovoltaics Laboratory at CREST has facilities for producing crystalline silicon solar cells as well as thin film photovoltaics and dye solar cells. It is the best equipped University facility in the UK.
The Visit will include a guided tour of the facilities and a 30 minute talk on the current state of the art in Solar Cell technology.
This event is free of charge (maximum of one guest each).
Closing date 27 March 2010.