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Solar Energy Research Center

General Introduction

Due to the severity of the climate change crisis, a policy shifting to reinforce the substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is taking place from the "Kyoto Protocol System" led by the developed countries to the "Paris Agreement" in which all nations participate. Korea is also making vigorous efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and actively fostering the solar cell technology as a representative climate technology in the field of carbon reduction.

The Convergence Research Center for Solar Energy will focus on next generation thin film solar cell technology and functional solar cell technology as key research areas and actively take part in proliferation and commercialization of research results. We will lead the innovation of future solar cell technology by pursuing global excellence through selective focus, operating an efficient organization to support research excellence, building the finest research infrastructure, and establishing a worldwide cooperation network.

Research Objectives

Leading core technology for next generation solar cells and creating consumer friendly technology for functional solar cells

  • Development of next generation thin film solar cell technology
  • Development of technology for functional solar cells

Major Research Fields

  • 01Next Generation thin film solar cell technology

High efficiency thin film solar cells

New absorbers for thin film solar cells

  • Research on earth-abundant materials for inorganic light absorber
  • Development of inorganic thin film solar cells with novel materials

High performance inorganic solar cells based on nanotechnology

High efficiency hybrid solar cells

  • 02unctional solar cell technology

Flexible and lightweight solar cell technology

  • Flexible solar cells
  • Low temperature process for polymer substrate
  • Ultra-light solar cells

Semi-transparent and multi-colored solar cell technology

  • Semi-transparent BIPV / AIPV
  • Colorful solar cells

Eco-friendly and non-toxic solar cell technology

  • Non-toxic solar cells

Nano-surface solar cell technology

  • Light managing and anti-dust surface

Director Dae-Hwan Kim
Tel +82-53-785-3720