2012-2015 –B.Sc Slovak Technical University – Electrical Engineering
Nano Main Field:
Short paragraph describing your main interest in Nanotechnology By light management, the solar spectrum which impinges on a photovoltaic cell (PV) is spectrally modified to best fit the PV bandgap, for maximal efficiency. Our thermal light management approach is the use of thermalization losses in semiconductor materials to enhance photoluminescence processes through heat-assisted photoluminescence. This way, heat that would otherwise be wasted is recycled back to the emitting material to thermally enhance photon emission. These band-gap photons are then harvested by a conventional solar cell, yielding improved efficiencies beyond the SQ limit, of up to 70% for an ideal device.
NEW THERMODYNAIC IDEAS FOR SOLAR CELLS