Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

R&D at IES


The experimental work is accompanied by a modelling activity in order to better understand the results. Under this line, other novel solar cell concepts are studied and their limiting efficiency studied. We also study, for example, the application of novel solar cell concepts to space.


Contact person: Prof. César Tablero

Selected publications

  1. J. Villa and A. Martí, "Impact of the spectrum, location and interconnection between solar cells in the annual production of photovoltaic energies in photovoltaic concentration systems”, 43th IEEE PVSC, 2016.

  2. E. López, A. Martí, J. M. Llorens, J. Buencuerpo, and T. Versloot, "Optimum single-gap solar cells for missions to Mercury", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, pp. 1-5, 2016/07/14 2016.

  3. A. Martí, J. L. Balenzategui, and R. F. Reyna, "Photon recycling and Shockley's diode equation”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 82, pp. 4067-4075, 1997.

  4. I. Tobías and A. Luque, "Ideal efficiency of monolithic, series-connected multijunction solar cells”, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, vol. 10, pp. 323-329, 2002. (DOI: 10.1109/ted.2002.804731)

  5. A. Mellor, A. Luque, I. Tobias, and A. Marti, "Realistic detailed balance study of the quantum efficiency of quantum dot solar cells”, Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 24, pp. 339-345, Jan 2014. (DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201301513)

  6. A. Luque, A. Martí, E. Antolín, and C.Tablero, "Intermediate bands versus levels in non-radiative recombination", Physica B, vol. 382, pp. 320-327, 2006.

  7. C. Tablero, "Optical properties of Sb(Se,Te)I and photovoltaic applications", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 678, pp. 18-22, 9/5/ 2016.

  8. C. Tablero and D. Fuertes Marrón, "Analysis of the Electronic Structure of Modified CuGaS2 with Selected Substitutional Impurities: Prospects for Intermediate-Band Thin-Film Solar Cells Based on Cu-Containing Chalcopyrites", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 114, pp. 2756-2763, 2012/01/11 2010.

  9. A. Luque, A. Panchak, A. Mellor, A. Vlasov, A. Martí, and V. Andreev, "Comparing the Luttinger–Kohn–Pikus–Bir and the Empiric K•P Hamiltonians in quantum dot intermediate band solar cells manufactured in zincblende semiconductors", Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, vol. 141, pp. 39-48, 2015.


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