In 2006 the IEEE William R. Cherry Award has been presented
Dr. Antonio Luque - Co-ordinator of FULLSPECTRUM
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A new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum
FULLSPECTRUM is a
scientific project funded by the European Commission. The project
started in November 2003 and will last five years. As an Integrated
Project (IP) it is part of the 6
th Framework Programme of the European
The overall goal of this Integrated Project (IP) is the better exploitation of the solar spectrum in the photovoltaic (PV) conversion of the solar energy. The conventional —single semiconductor— solar cells only convert the photons of energy close to the semiconductor bandgap effectively. Photons with less energy are not absorbed and their energy is totally wasted. Photons with too high energy only use a fraction of it.
To overcome this fundamental drawback, this IP has selected four scientific-technological paths with prospects for accomplishing better exploitation of the solar spectrum and with the potential of eventually being accepted as commercial, large diffusion products with the overall aim of providing superior alternatives to the today’s energy technologies.
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