Description of the organisation
Marmara Research Center (MRC) is the top national research laboratory in Turkey. MRC established by Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) at 1972 in Kocaeli. TUBITAK MRC has 7 institutes and 982 employees focusing on industry oriented R&D activities including solar energy research in Materials Institute Solar Energy Technologies Research Laboratory. Laboratory utilizes distinctive deposition systems and equipments for the fabrication, development and characterization of photovoltaic cell and modules. Organisation of workshops and conferences about solar energy.
Lab activities: New silicon heterojunction device architectures, Improvement of light management in thinner wafers, improvement of low temperature screen printing pastes and post process, replacement of ITO with other TCO's, exploiting new cell architectures using wide band gap films, post annealing procedures integrated with topology optimization, interconnection technologies in solar modules, performance tests.
Role in the Project
As a partner of CHEETAH project, MRC organizes workshops to reinforce and foster collaborations between CHEETAH partners and photovoltaic industry, therefore contributing to a higher level of excellence.
Key people involved
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alp Osman Kodolbas - Research Scientist – At TUBITAK since 2006. Experience and background in the fabrication and characterisation of silicon solar cells and transparent conductive oxides. Previous participation in EU projects such as: EERA-PV member, Localized electronic states in glow-discharge a-Si1-xCx:H.
Dr. Arif Sinan Alagöz works for solar energy technologies laboratory since 2013. He has a valuable experience on the c-Si surface modification and development of silicon solar cells. He obtained his PhD from University of Arkansas and is author and co-author of several scientific publications.