Project

Porous photovoltaic-electrochemical (PV-EC) cell for solar water splitting

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Nanotechnology
    • Power electronics
    • Design theories and methods
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
Solar water splitting renewable energy hydrogen fuel cells
 
Project description

The production of hydrogen from water and sunlight is an attractive option for storing renewable energy. The goal of this research activity is the fabrication of a low-cost porous monolithic photovoltaic-electrochemical cell by exploiting the in-house expertise in PV, photo-electrochemistry, Photonics and semiconductor micromachining. The envisaged porous PV-EC device is expected to reach a solar to hydrogen efficiency above 8%.