28th October 2016 Slides of the Infoday and proposals writing workshop - 19-7-2016. Includes the slides of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 call Info day and the proposal writing workshop given by the Spanish National Contact Point Cristina Gómez. You can find it here
10th October 2016 IREC and KESTCELLS organize, in collaboration with Oficina Europea FECYT/MINECO and Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), an ITN INFODAY next 19th of October. The sesion will provide participants with an overview of the ITN scheme and an ITN Proposal Writing Workshop that will focus mainly on practical issues related to running and being part of an ITN. The workshop will provide a clear understanding of the proposal format and the key issues relating to writing and submitting a competitive proposal. Registration for both, the Infoday and the Workshop, is free. Please visit for more information.
19th September 2016 The thesis Defense of Mr Neuschitzer (ESR 2.3) will take place next September 29th at 10:30h at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona (room: "Sala de Graus Vella"). More information here.
30th August 2016 Two new multimedia releases: a final project video and a videoclip explaining the research of ESR 3.2 (Stephan Hass). You can find them here.
30th August 2016 Final press release of Kestcells project . You can find it here
29th July 2016 New Seminar in Helmholtz Zentrum für Materialien und Energie. Next 29th of July Prof. I. Lauermann and Prof. I. Majumdar will give a seminar on "Quantitative XPS and its Application to Thin Film Solar Cells". Abstract
30th June 2016 Professor Alejandro Pérez in representation of the Kestcells project participated last 24 of June in the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies for Energy – Cluster Workshop. This Workshop was part of the Industrial Technologies June 2016 an associated event of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 30th May 2016 Kestcells Fellow ESR.2.1 José Márquez Prieto will defense his PHD thesis entitle: “DEVELOPMENT OF Cu2ZnSnSe4 BASED ABSORBERS BY PVD PROCESSES”, next 7th of july in the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Abstract
19th May 2016 Third EU PV Clusters Workshop: Progress in Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics: from Laboratory to the Market. 25th-26th May.
KESTCELLS will be represented by Edgardo Saucedo who will emphasize the results achieved in the project during the last months. The event, is organized by LEITAT, and hosted by MATHERO a European project funded by the NMP Programme under the EU 7th Framework Programme. More information at NEWS
9th March 2016 New Seminar in Univerity of Marseille. Next 10th of March Prof. Peter Zeppenfeld will give a seminar on "Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces, Thin Films and Nanostructures"
9th February 2016 42 Month meeting and final workshop. Zurich 17 to 19th February. The Workshop will sumarize the first conclusions and evaluate the Project. A review on the future perspectives of kesterites from the research point of view towards their industrialization for large scale thin films modules production will be done.
28th January 2016 Second defense of a PhD Thesis in the project Kestcells. ESR 5.1 Dario Cozza has defended his PHD thesis “Modeling and physical studies of kesterite solar cells”
23rd December 2015 Kestcells in the media. An article summarizing the advances of project KESTCELLS has been published in the generalist journal Solar News. The article highlights the training of the research fellows and the scientific advances of the investigation during the last year.
30th November 2015 First defense of a PhD Thesis of a Kestcells ESR.Mirjana Dimitrievska, ESR1.3 of project Kestcells will defense her PHD thesis “Crystalline and vibrational properties of Kesterites” next 21-12-15 in the University of Barcelona.
  • 01 About Kestcells

    The project, with a total budget of 3.705.320,08 €, aims to create an ITN network for the structured interdisciplinary training of researchers in advanced thin film photovoltaic
  • 02 People

    Kestcells project HAS recruited 14 researchers. Please follow the link to see their profiles
Full title Training for sustainable low cost PV technologies: development of kesterite based efficient solar cells
Project FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN-316488
Timeframe KESTCELLS runs from 1 September 2012 – 31 August 2016
Coordination IREC

IREC, UL, HZB, EMPA, UN, AMU, FUB, UAM, UU-ASC, NEXCIS Photovoltaic Technology, ASNT.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no [316488]. Sole responsibility lies with the authors and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.