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.
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.
18th November 2015 The industrial secondments foreseen in the world leading solar company ABENGOA have been completed. The company is conducting in the project KESTCELLS a techno-economic analysis of kesterite technology; as well as an analysis of the critical points of the manufacturing process and the semiconductor.
1st October 2015 KESTCELLS ESR Laura Elisa Valle Ríos, that is carrying out the PhD Thesis at the Free University Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Susan Schorr, has been awarded with the CrystEngComm poster prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry, during the the European Crystallographic Meeting, in in Rovinj, Croatia.
30th September 2015Two seminar lectures on “Advanced concepts in Silicon Solar Cells” will be offered by Bart Vermang (IMEC) the 27th and 30th November 2015 at Ångström Laboratory, Lägerhyddsvägen 1, Uppsala,
22th September 2015 A seminar on "Raman spectroscopy as non-destructive and non sample preparation tool for defects evaluation in complex semiconductors for photovoltaic applications" will be offered by Dr. Victor Izquierdo next 20th October at AMU, IM2NP – Campus de St Jérôme , Marseille, France.
8th September 2015 The call for abstracts for the 6th European Kesterite Workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne is now open. More information at the News section of this website.
8th September 2015 The 4rd KESTCELLS Workshop on “IPR Management: Framework, tools and European/international regulations. Market and industrial exploitation elements for exploitation of PV technologies: State of the art and future trends & needs” & 36 Months Meeting, will take place in Abengoa (Seville) on September 28th-30th, 2015
31st July 2015 A seminar on "Interface passivation at more

heterojunctions and grain boundaries in CIGS-based solar cells: Current status in view of the development of novel passivation strategies” will be offered by Dr.Avancini next 19th of August, 2015 at EMPA (Meeting room SH 521, Empa, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf).
  • 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.