Black Silicon SolarNanostructures improving cost-efficiency of solar cells              Rasmus Davidsen, DTU Nanotech     ...
Agenda• Black Silicon Solar  – Technology  – Market and Business Plan• Milestones for the project/company• Venture Cup 201...
What we doBlack Silicon Solar
Nanostructures = blackBlack Silicon Solar
Black Silicon Texturing Approach• Apply nanostructures on solar cell:• Replace 1 process step:   Black Silicon Solar
ComparisonBlack Silicon Solar
Solar cells are still too expensive...                          25                                Generating cost of elect...
Need:                      Cell manufacturers                      must reduce                      manufacturing costs!Bl...
Market• Silicon solar market:  $50 Billion  Addressable market:  $700 Million• Target Customers:• Partners: Equipment manu...
Technology                                  Customers:Equipment Manufacturing Partner           Licensing fee
Process comparison                          Time min       Cost % of total                          (% of total)Convention...
Customer Value• Reduces total manufacturing cost by 10%:    QCells 2010    Manufacturing Savings    10 US cents/Watt    An...
Status• Lab-scale proof-of-concept  (Technical University of Denmark)• US Patent filed (June ‘11)• Commercial Prototype (...
MilestonesBachelor-project, DTU NanotechFall 2009                                        Grøn Dyst Competition, DTU       ...
Venture Cup 2011 Pitch
Black Silicon Solar Cells                                           Energy Cost ($/MWh)                          250      ...
Business ModelRevenue from first customerGain of technology            10 US cents per Watt25% cut of gain               2...
The Team•   Rasmus Davidsen, M.Sc.-student, nanotech, DTU•   Hjalmar Nilsonne, KTH, Sweden•   Michael Stenbæk Schmidt, PhD...
Outlook• Competitive edge → Energy source of the future  ”Replace black gold($/MWh) black silicon!”               Energy C...
Thank you Questions ?  Rasmus Davidsen, DTU
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42629 lecture 8 - black silicon solar presentation

  1. 1. Black Silicon SolarNanostructures improving cost-efficiency of solar cells Rasmus Davidsen, DTU Nanotech www.blacksiliconsolar.com
  2. 2. Agenda• Black Silicon Solar – Technology – Market and Business Plan• Milestones for the project/company• Venture Cup 2011 Pitch (3 minutes) Black Silicon Solar
  3. 3. What we doBlack Silicon Solar
  4. 4. Nanostructures = blackBlack Silicon Solar
  5. 5. Black Silicon Texturing Approach• Apply nanostructures on solar cell:• Replace 1 process step: Black Silicon Solar
  6. 6. ComparisonBlack Silicon Solar
  7. 7. Solar cells are still too expensive... 25 Generating cost of electricity for different technologies 23 20 US Cents per kWh 15 12.8 11 10 7 5 4 0 Nuclear Coal Hydro (large Wind (on-shore) Solar (Utility scale) Scale)Sources:Nuclear, Coal: Parsons Brinckerhoff ”Powering the Nation” 2010Hydro, Wind, Solar: RENEWABLES GLOBAL STATUS REPORT 2011 , REN21 Black Silicon Solar
  8. 8. Need: Cell manufacturers must reduce manufacturing costs!Black Silicon Solar
  9. 9. Market• Silicon solar market: $50 Billion Addressable market: $700 Million• Target Customers:• Partners: Equipment manufacturers Black Silicon Solar
  10. 10. Technology Customers:Equipment Manufacturing Partner Licensing fee
  11. 11. Process comparison Time min Cost % of total (% of total)Conventional Texturing 40 (14 %) 13 %Black Silicon 4 (2 %) 3%Reduction, 12% 10%total in manufacturing Black Silicon Solar
  12. 12. Customer Value• Reduces total manufacturing cost by 10%: QCells 2010 Manufacturing Savings 10 US cents/Watt Annual Production 900 MW Annual Savings $90 Million Black Silicon Solar
  13. 13. Status• Lab-scale proof-of-concept  (Technical University of Denmark)• US Patent filed (June ‘11)• Commercial Prototype (in progress, 6-12 months) Cost analysis (Hjalmar Nilsonne, Imperial College London) • GAP funding covering 6 months further R&D Black Silicon Solar
  14. 14. MilestonesBachelor-project, DTU NanotechFall 2009 Grøn Dyst Competition, DTU June 2010World Future Energy Summit, Abu DhabiJanuary 2011 Cleantech Challenge 2011, London Business School Venture Cup 2011 (founding start-up company) Master Project, DTU Nanotech September 2011 - March 2012Further GAP-funded R&D, DTU NanotechApril-November 2012 ?
  15. 15. Venture Cup 2011 Pitch
  16. 16. Black Silicon Solar Cells Energy Cost ($/MWh) 250 Absorption (%) • More Efficient 100% 90% 0.95 200 211 80% • 10 % Cheaper 70% 150 0.7 60% 100 112.5 113.9 50% 94.8 97 86.4 40% 50 66.1 30% 20% 0 10% Coal Gas Wind Solar Biomass Hydro Nuclear 0% Silicon Black SiliconBlack Silicon Solar Cells Rasmus Davidsen, DTU
  17. 17. Business ModelRevenue from first customerGain of technology 10 US cents per Watt25% cut of gain 2.5 US cents per WattQcell production 900 MW Cash need = 1.7 Million US $ (1 year start-up period + patent) Rasmus Davidsen, DTU
  18. 18. The Team• Rasmus Davidsen, M.Sc.-student, nanotech, DTU• Hjalmar Nilsonne, KTH, Sweden• Michael Stenbæk Schmidt, PhD, DTU Nanotech• Ole Hansen, Professor DTU Nanotech• Anja Boisen, Professor DTU Nanotech• Rolf Berg, Professor, Legal Adviser, DTU Rasmus Davidsen, DTU
  19. 19. Outlook• Competitive edge → Energy source of the future ”Replace black gold($/MWh) black silicon!” Energy Cost with Cost ($/MWh) 250 200 150 100 50 0 Coal Gas Wind Black Silicon Solar Biomass Hydro Nuclear Rasmus Davidsen, DTU
  20. 20. Thank you Questions ? Rasmus Davidsen, DTU

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