The PV-Solar Cell Materials Gemini Centre is the unifying organisational structure for solar cell materials research at SINTEF and NTNU, which includes our joint laboratory facility "Heliosi".

The primary task of the centre is to build a strong research community at a high quality scientific and technological level. An essential task of the Gemini Centre is also making the R&D activities at SINTEF/NTNU visible, as well as ensuring personnel continuity and competence development.

The main scientific- and market related research areas for the Gemini Centre are; production, characterisation, modelling, fabrication and/or use of materials in the solar cell manufacturing system

Casting - clean room laboratory
Silicon production and refining
Physical modelling
Etching and preparation laboratory
Thin films and nanomaterials
Characterization and chemical analysis
Solar Cell Materials brochure (pdf)