ASP projects

NEWSOLAR: A new generation of solar cells

The challenge of the project is:
– To create a world free of carbon emissions, where power is plentiful, safe and truly green and where even the most remote village has Internet access and with light in every home, including aesthetic solutions for buildings.
– To mimic the energy production in plant leaves, creating artificial photosynthesis in a new kind of solar cells – dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) – which are not yet in the market but which could represent a cost-effective alternative to silicon and thin film-based systems.
– To explore solutions aimed at improving competitiveness by implementing new production processes and by suggesting potential applications and new business opportunities, thereby creating the highest level of design flexibility without compromising between aesthetics and functionality.

Principal Academic Tutor
Paolo Neirotti
Production Systems and Business Economics, Politecnico di Torino

Academic Tutors
Marco Vaudetti
Architectural and Industrial Design, Politecnico di Torino

External institution
ISMB – Istituto Superiore Mario
Boella, e-Security Lab

External Tutor
Daniele Mazzocchi
ISMB – Istituto Superiore Mario Boella,
e-Security Lab

Team members
Marco Fiorini [Team controller],Management, Economics and Industrial
Emanuele Chirico, Industrial Engineering and Management
Ilaria Cillo, Engineering for Cinema and Methods of Communications
Valentina Colombo, Architecture
Manuela Monti [Project Communication Coordinator], Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering

Matteo Ainardi [Team controller], Computer Engineering
Tiziano Barbagallo, Industrial Engineering and Management
Jonathan D’Elia, Environmentally friendly product Design
Arianna Luna, Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Gabriella Negro, Industrial Engineering and Management

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