Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM
To use solar spectrum effectively to convert solar energy flux to electrical power through the use of hybrid solar PV and Thermo-electric material.
The project was successful in showing that the theoretical idea of the combination of a TEG and a classical solar cell could lead to a sufficient higher solar to electric conversion for energy production. The partners in Qatar and Germany were able to produce promising demonstrator device.
Development of a laboratory scale device combining PV and TEG modules in an integrated manner.
Patent application for the project:
Hybrid PV and Thermoelectric Solar Module PCT/GB2015/053493 – WO2016/079503
One paper in peer-reviewed journal.
NPRP Cycle 5
[NPRP 5 - 363 - 1 - 069]
Project is closed