Goals for the SoRoSol project

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The primary objective is to build a platform for socially robust development of high efficient solar cells. This will be pursued through the following sub-goals

To perform materials research that leads to robust innovation of intermediate band solar cells, with focus on proving the existence of the intermediate band.

To study health, safety and environmental aspects of the life cycle of solar cells made of these materials, including a preliminary assessment of exposure scenarios from manufacturing to recycling/disposal.

To identify stakeholders potentially engaged in these technologies and to study their concerns and arguments in order to engage these concerns and arguments in the development process of solar technology relevant at the laboratory level.

To study the effects of the interdisciplinary reflection process by documentation and reflection on the interdisciplinary discussions in the project, and on potential changes in technology design and values in the different disciplines.