ICFO-FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES was created in 2002 by the Government of Catalonia and the Technical University of Catalonia. ICFO is a center of research excellence devoted to the sciences and technologies of light.
ICFO performs cutting-edge research both in fundamental and applied fields. ICFO currently hosts 20 research groups working in more than 50 different laboratories. Research at ICFO is conducted in the framework of long-term programs and mid-term projects in a variety of topics, among others, solar cells.
ICFO has an active Light for Energy Pro gram (L4E), which targets the challenges in energy efficient applications, developing disruptive approaches to renewable energies. Research within the L4E Program focuses on different advanced low cost highly efficient transparent solar cells, organic LEDs, transparent photonic approaches, smart windows, energy efficient optoelectronic devices, photoelectric, thermoelectric and electromechanical transducers, and energy efficient sensors among others.
ICFO has a wide experience in EU projects (currently participating in 19 European projects, being the coordinator of four of them).
ICFO also has relevant experience in industrial and national projects.
Role in SOLPROCEL:
ICFO will be in charge of the project coordination.
ICFO will also lead WP4 which aims at understanding the degradation mechanisms in the semi-transparent OPVs to be developed within SOLPROCEL.
ICFO will also contribute in the rest of the RTD WPs with its expertise in the fabrication of solution processed low-band gap polymer cells and, in particular, to everything that is related to the optical optimization and photonic control of the semi-transparent OPV devices.
Professor Jordi Martorell (JM) is leading the “Organic nano-structured photovoltaics” group at ICFO