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New Technology - Quantum Dot Solar Cell Technology Trend & Commercialization Forecast

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The solar market showed global potential of renewable energy industry by achieving an explosive growth of 75% annually from 2006 to 2010 with the support of government's subsidy. However the rapid growth in the short term had a side effect of increasing the burden of government's subsidy. As the countries in Europe which are the main demand markets for photovoltaic are significantly reducing the fund and carrying out the Rooftop policy the demand for low cost high efficiency solar cell that can generate high output from small area is growing.

There are many ways to increase the solar cell conversion efficiency but quantum dot solar cell is especially receiving more attention since it is a concept that overcomes the theoretical limitations of original solar cell. Quantum dot is a nano-crystalline structure of several nm to 10 nm surrounded by high barrier materials and since the electrons and holes inside the quantum dot are confined in narrow space the energy level becomes discrete. According to some study research solar cell efficiency can increase up to more than 60% in theory if the quantum dot characteristics are optimized and utilized.

Quantum dot solar cell can be divided into compound solar cell, silicon solar cell and nano particle/core shell solar cell depending on the field applied. Compound solar cell can be applied to satellite, military and concentrated solar cell and is expected to be commercialized before or after 2020 when stabilized efficiency of 20% in flat structure and 40% in tandem structure will be realized. Silicon quantum dot solar cell is expected to replace a-Si thin film solar cell by 2015 when 20% of stabilized efficiency of tandem structure is expected to be realized. Technology development is required for silicon quantum dot solar cell to transfer in to crystalline structure. Nano particle/core shell solar cell can be applied to DSSC and OPV and is currently expected to be commercialized in about 2020 when stabilized efficiency of 8%~12% will be reached.

In today's solar cell market where growth in demand of high efficiency solar is inevitable the importance of Quantum Dot solar cell will be increased and active research will be expected in each sector as the quantum dot solar cell development is a promising next generation technology.

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Solar&Energy published a report about "Quantum Dot Solar Cell Technology Trend and Commercialization Forecast" containing detailed contents about quantum dot solar cell technology for high efficiency solar cell and the future forecast.

In this report the following topics will be covered for quantum dot solar cell

  • 1. Quantum dot solar cell theory and outline
  • 2. Quantum dot solar cell principle and manufacturing process, technology issue and application field by type
  • 3. Global research center technology development trend
  • 4. Quantum dot solar cell primary patent trend
  • 5. Quantum dot solar cell technology trend and commercialization forecast

Table of Contents

1. Overview and Characteristic of Solar Cell

  • 1.1. Overview of Solar Cell
  • 1.2. Solar Radiation
  • 1.3. Operating Principle of Solar Cell
    • 1.3.1. Crystalline Si Solar Cell
    • 1.3.2. Thin Film a-Si Solar Cell
    • 1.3.3. CIGS Thin Film Solar Cell
    • 1.3.4. CdTe Thin Film Solar Cell
    • 1.3.5. DSSC
    • 1.3.6. Organic Solar Cell

2. Quantum Dot Solar Cell

  • 2.1. Overview of Quantum Dot Solar Cell
  • 2.2. Quantum Dot Theory

3. Quantum Dot Solar Cell Development Technology by Type

  • 3.1. Compound Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.1.1. Basic Principle and Concept of Compound Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.1.2. Structure and Manufacturing Process of Compound Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell
      • 3.1.2.1. Quantum Dot Solar Cell using Multi Exciton Generation Effect
      • 3.1.2.2. Quantum Dot Solar Cell Applying Intermediate Band Concept
      • 3.1.2.3. Widening of Spectral Response (WSR)
    • 3.1.3. Technology Issues of Compound Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell.
    • 3.1.4. Applications of Compound Semiconductor Quantum Dot Solar Cell
  • 3.2. Si Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.2.1. Basic Principle and Concept of Si Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.2.2. Structure and Manufacturing Process of Si Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.2.3. Technology Issue of Si Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.2.4. Application Field of Si Quantum Dot Solar Cell
  • 3.3. Nano Particle/Core Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.3.1. Basic Principle and Concept of Nano Particle/Core Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.3.2. Structure and Manufacturing Process of Nano Particle/Core Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.3.3. Technology Issue of Nano Particle/Core Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell
    • 3.3.4. Application Field of Nano Particle/Core Shell Quantum Dot Solar Cell

4. Technology Development Trend by Research Center around the World

  • 4.1. Europe
    • 4.1.1. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (Norway)
      • 4.1.1.1. Institution Status
      • 4.1.1.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.1.1.3. Recent Research and Development
    • 4.1.2. Instituto de EnergÃa Solar (Spain)
      • 4.1.2.1. Institution Status
      • 4.1.2.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.1.2.3. Recent Research and Development
  • 4.2. USA
    • 4.2.1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
      • 4.2.1.1. Institution Status
      • 4.2.1.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.2.1.3. Recent Research and Development
  • 4.3. Japan
    • 4.3.1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
      • 4.3.1.1. Institution Status
      • 4.3.1.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.3.1.3. Recent Research and Development
  • 4.4. Korea
    • 4.4.1. Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)
      • 4.4.1.1. Institution Status
      • 4.4.1.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.4.1.3. Recent Research and Development
    • 4.4.2. Yeungnam University
      • 4.4.2.1. Institution Status
      • 4.4.2.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.4.2.3. Recent Research and Development
    • 4.4.3. Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT):
      • 4.4.3.1. Institution Status
      • 4.4.3.2. Research and Development Direction
      • 4.4.3.3. Recent Research and Development
  • 4.5. Etc.

5. Giobal Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patent Trend

  • 5.1. U.S. and Foreign Patents
  • 5.2. Korean Patents

6. Quantum Dot Solar Cell Efficiency Analysis and Forecasts

  • 6.1. Current Technology Level and Future Technology Trend
  • 6.2. Efficiency Aspect and Solution from Future Technology Trend
  • 6.3. Problems before Commercialization, Solutions, and Expected Commercialization Time
  • 6.4. Application Field and Future Market Forecast

7. Index

  • 7.1. Figure
  • 7.2. Table
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