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Solar cells

Our research in Solar cells comprise development of processes for production of high quality single crystal and multi-crystal silicon, thin silicon materials and new materials and concept for solar cells.

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Every hour, the earth receives enough energy from the sun to cover our total annual energy usage!

The direct use of solar energy will be a main pillar of a sustainable energy supply system. The technological challenge lies in making solar cells that produce electrical energy to a lower cost.

SINTEF Industry is working with the technological challenges in producing solar cells with:

• Higher efficiency
• Less consumption of material
• Thinner wafers
• Cheaper feedstock
• Building integration