Description of the organisation
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) operates the research reactor BER II, for experiments with neutrons, and the electron storage ring BESSY II. Solar energy research at the HZB is dedicated to the technology for the next generation of thin film solar cells, including thin film silicon and innovative cell structures like ultra-thin absorber layers and highly structured surfaces and interfaces.
Role in the Project
Expert in thin film chalcopyrite solar cell research with 20+ years of experience, key developer of microconcentrator solar cells, in-depth knowledge in polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells, light trapping and nanoimprint-lithography, unique know-how in the fabrication of high-absorbing silicon nanoarchitectures for PV. We have experience both in national and international projects, namely the European ATHLET (coordinator) and numerous European projects in the field of thin film PV.
Key people involved
Martina Schmid - Head of YIG NanooptiX. At HZB since 2006. Experience and background in chalcopyrite solar cells, light management in solar cells, nanooptical concepts. Participation in EU projects (ATHLET, SOLAMON).
Iver Lauermann - Head of surface and interface analysis group at Institute E-IH. At HZB since 2002, 12 years experience in compound semiconductor thin film research, x-ray based analysis and use of synchrotron radiation. Participated in national and European projects (ATHLET, SOPHIA, KESTCELLS)
Reiner Klenk - Head of printing group at Institute (E)E-IH. Experience in chalcoyprite solar cells, TCO, and electrical modeling. Participation in European projects (Eurocis, Sulfurcell, LARCIS, ATHLET).
Christiane Becker - Head of YIG Nano-SIPPE. At HZB since April 2007. Experience and background in polycrystalline silicon thin-film solar cells, photonic crystals. Participation in EU projects (ATHLET, PolySiMode).
Bernd Stannowski - Head of thin film Silicon cells & modules group at PVcomB. At HZB since Oct 2010. Experience and background: 8 years in thin-film silicon (a-Si/µc-Si) R&D in PV module industry, Si deposition & device development. No previous participation in EU projects.
Martha Lux-Steiner - Head of Institute E-IH. At HZB since 1995. Exp.: thin-film solar cells, surface nanostructuring with STM, AFM, ion, electron, photon beams, character. of surfaces and metal/insulator nanostructures on semiconductors, scanning probe microscopy/spectroscopy. Participation in EU projects (ATHLET, NEBULES, CISLINE, SOPHIA etc.).