Photonics is playing a crucial role in the next generation of more efficient and lower loss photovoltaic (PV) energy production and storage systems.
Main segments are:
- Novel surface coatings, textures, and diffraction gratings for concentrating solar power and achieving high-efficiency, flexible and more stable solar cells.
- Nanophotonics to reduce carrier recombination and utilize spectral conversion for increased light absorption.
- Laser‐based processes for the fabrication and synthesis of materials and components for energy production and storage.
- Sensing for connected batteries and energy storage.