Villum Foundation awards 7 million DKK for solar cell research

Thursday 24 Jan 13

Senior researcher Eva Bundgaard from DTU Energy Conversion has received 7 million DKK from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme to develop materials for organic solar cells. In the four-year project Materials for Energy Production Eva Bundgaard will develop light-absorbing materials for organic solar cells. Since the ability to absorb light is essential to the solar cells, the project is of high importance for the development of organic solar cells which can be used in the future energy production. The new polymer materials should result in more efficient and more stable solar cells, while the synthesis of the materials has to be scalable to a level required for large scale production. The grant from Villum Foundation allows the employment of two PhD students, one postdoc and the purchase of equipment necessary to achieve the project objectives.


For more than 10 years the solar cell group at DTU Energy Conversion has done research in organic solar cells. The activities include development of large-scale production methods for organic solar cells, studies in solar cell stability and development of materials to achieve a higher performance; this is where the project will strengthen the group’s activities. DTU Energy Conversion is today among the world’s leading research groups in the field of organic solar cells.

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