Dr. Alessandro Fraleoni Morgera is Senior Researcher at the Department of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Trieste and Associate Researcher at Sincrotrone Trieste. His main research interests are in the field of Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics, Nanofabrication by Self-Assembly and Third Generation Photovoltaics. He authored-coauthored 37 papers in internationally refereed journals and more than 90 contributions to international conferences, and he holds 7 italian/international patents.
Lecture: Third generation photovoltaics – An organic perspective
In the last years photovoltaic modules based on silicon (Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe) and copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) have achieved power conversion efficiencies in the range of 14-21%, at a cost less than 1 $/W. However, there is a strong push for further cost reductions, looking for alternative technologies, the so-called third generation photovoltaics. Therefore, an overview over possible PV technologies able to achieve 0.5 $/W or even less will be given, including organic hybrid organic/inorganic and perovskite-based PV.