ENP Newswire -
Release date- 18022014 - Bath scientists are part of a
The PVTeam (Photovoltaic Technology based on Earth Abundant Materials) project aims to develop new active materials for photovoltaic solar cells based on abundant and low cost elements.
The research objective is to replace key elements such as gallium, indium, cadmium and tellurium with abundant non-toxic alternatives, while developing and implementing processes compatible with large-scale manufacturing in the
The team in Bath comprises Professors
Professor Walsh explained: 'The key raw materials currently used in the production of solar cells such as gallium and cadmium have low abundance, high costs and high toxicity. So finding alternatives will not only make solar cells cheaper but also safer and more sustainable for the environment.'
The PVTeam consortium, led by the University of
Material processing will be based on facilities available at
The project is funded by the
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