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Mads Clausen Institute participates in new solar cell project with Aarhus University

The research project SunTune has been launched to enhance solar cell efficiency by ensuring that greater parts of the sunlight spectrum are captured by the cells. This will be done by implementing advanced nanostructures in the solar cells, which are designed to convert the long-wavelength light from the sun, so that it can be absorbed in the solar cells. Several types of solar cells will be investigated during the project including organic solar cells, which will be developed at the Mads Clausen Institute. The project will be financed by Innovation Fund Denmark with 23 million DKK and lead partners are the Department of Physics and Astronomy/iNANO, Aarhus University and the Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark. The other partners involved are the Department of Engineering, University of Aarhus, DTU Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, International Solar Energy Research Center, Konstanz, Racell - Saphire Group and EnergiMidt A/S.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Morten Madsen, tel: 6550 1621 or email:

Editing was completed: 19.02.2015