Innovative Solar Cell R&D Project Supported by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

A New Generation of Consentrator Photovoltaic Cells,Modules and Systems / EU-Japan Collaborative Project


Started on 2011
Director :Distinguished Professor Masafumi Yamaguchi

Research Outline

Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology uses optics such as lenses to concentrate a large amount of sunlight onto a small area of solar cells to generate electricity. Large-scale CPV power plants are expected to deliver the high energy production and low electricity cost. The Project, through a collaborative research between seven European and nine Japanese research centers, will develop ultra-high efficiency CPV systems with over 45% efficiency multi-junction solar cells.


Distinguished Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi
Prof. Yoshio Ohshita
Assist. Prof. Nobuaki Kojima

[Quantum Interface]
Assoc. Prof. Akira Yamakata

Research Themes

Development of new materials and characterization for CPV cells
Development of advanced CPV cells

Background and Objective


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