ANR PROJECT « ICEMAN » (2019-2023):

« Improvement of photovoltaic conversion efficiency by acting on Thermalization mecanisms»


ANR funding : 611 085 €

Partners :

  • LPCNO UMR 5215 (Toulouse) : L. Lombez (coordinator), X. Marie, D. Lagarde.

  • Inst. FOTON UMR 6082 (Rennes) : O. Durand (scientific responsible), S. Boyer-Richard.

  • IM2NP UMR 7334 (Marseille) : F. Michelini (scientific responsible), N. Cavassilas, A.-M. Daré, and M. Bescond.

  • C2N UMR 9001 (Saclay) : S. Collin (scientific responsible), A. Cattoni, and A. Delamarre.

  • IPVF UMR 9006 (Saclay) : D. Suchet (scientific responsible) and J.-F. Guillemoles.


ICEMAN project focuses on hot carrier solar cells. Achieving high efficiencies is a key element for the competitiveness of photovoltaics. Among the third-generation devices, hot carrier solar cells aim to reduce thermalization by achieving high absorption.. The objective of the project is therefore to design an ultra-thin hot carrier cell.

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