Research Program

Scientific excellence for solar photovoltaic energy development

The Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute’s research activities are organized in three technological programs:

  • Silicon based technology, currently predominant, with the aim of reaching optimum performance for these devices (yield and costs) by working on materials, architectures, interfaces and processes;
  • Chalcogenide thin-film based technology with the aim of increasing already promising performance using identified areas of improvement;
  • High yield solar cells and new concepts, exploring innovative structures based on new approaches in the optics, electronics and materials fields.

Two cross-functional programs for the development of tools and methodologies supporting the technology programs:

  • Advanced characterization and modeling to understand and predict the new materials and architectures envisaged;
  • Economic, technical, social and environmental assessment of photovoltaic industries.