Grätzel solar cells - Patent strategy

Time period: 2008-08-20 to 2008-12-31

Funder: Swedish Energy Agency

Type of award: Project grant

Total fundning: 355 000 SEK

The Swedish Energy Agency supports the project "Grätzel solar cells" during 2006-01-01 to 2008-12-31. The project aims to develop a technology for large scale production of Grätzel solar cells giving a production cost lower than 1 Euro/Watt peak. The focus is to develop an unexpolited possibility, viz. the production of the solar cells in a monolithic geometry. A prerequisite to commercialize the project results is to create a strong patent portfolio. Durin the on-going R&D project we have submitted two patent applications according to the monoltihic geometry. Since there are no financial resources available within the on-going R&D project we now apply for funding of the two patent applications during 2008.