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Introduction

We have more than 30 years of experience in the development of world-class industrial cost-effective silicon solar cells with world-record efficiencies. We also explore novel module integration technologies reducing module assembly complexity and cost. Moreover, we develop the integration of our solar cells into smart photovoltaic modules to further increase energy yield of photovoltaic roof panels.

Since more than 10 years, we specialize in R&D on thin-film photovoltaics for applications such as building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and light-weight solutions. We currently focus our research on the development of perovskites solar cells and modules, achieving world-record conversion efficiencies on cell and module level. This research is performed in collaboration with the European R&D cluster Solliance.

It is our prior aim to provide industry relevant solutions. Therefore, we perform our research on large area industry size wafers and with industrial processes. Through close collaboration with leading equipment suppliers, we have set up in-house the most photovoltaics R&D infrastructure including state-of-the-art silicon and thin-film photovoltaics pre-pilot process lines.

Imec is a partner in EnergyVille. EnergyVille is an association of the Flemish research centers KU Leuven, UHasselt, vito and imec in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.

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Imec's photovoltaics research covers:

Silicon solar cells and modules

Imec's crystalline silicon solar research aims to increase the energy conversion efficiency and the total energy yield, while at the same time reducing the manufacturing cost.
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Thin-film solar cells and modules

Perovkites, CIGS and CZTS thin-film solar cells and modules with high efficiencies and improved life time.
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Multi-junction solar stacks

Imec combines silicon solar cells and perovskites to surpass the efficiency potential of silicon solar cells.
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Structural Partnerships

Energyville

EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Our researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment. This includes, for example, smart grids and advanced district heating and cooling.

Solliance

Combining forces in research into the next generation, thin film solar cells. Solliance was founded with that goal in 2010. The research organisation is a joint venture of ECN, TNO, Holst Centre and imec. Together with the academic partners TU Eindhoven, University of Hasselt, TU Delft and Forschungszentrum Jülich, the research institutes can play a significant role in global research into the solar technology of the future.

Some examples of what we have done

Magazine
Industry 4.0 can revive Europe's PV sector
imec Magazine | November 2018
Magazine
A topping of perovskites to boost solar cell efficiencies
imec Magazine | October 2018
Press
Imec's screen printed large-area nPERT solar cells surpass 23 percent efficiency
Press
Imec Beats Silicon PV with 27.1 Percent Perovskite-Silicon Tandem

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* By joining our industrial affiliation program, you can get early access to advanced research results to shorten your time-to-market, while sharing cost and lower risk of precompetitive research through collaboration with other technology leaders across the value chain.
* Via dedicated research projects we can provide you with state of the art technology solutions improving your industrial cell and module performance.

Why work with us?

* Our 30 years' track record in photovoltaics demonstrates the world record efficiencies for silicon and thin-film solar cells and modules
* Our in-depth technology knowledge is leveraged by our unique multidisciplinary science and design teams covering a broad range of valuable expertise such as material and component analysis, modeling, metrology, reliability, process steps, ...
* We develop industry relevant solutions at wafer scale, combining R&D at both cell and module level
* Our unique infrastructure includes a state-of-the-art pre-pilot silicon photovoltaics process line and the most advanced thin-film photovoltaics R&D infrastructure.

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Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Imec, Hasselt
Employment type: 
Permanent contract
Targeted title(s): 
Electrical Engineer, Engineering