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Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics

CAMP, the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics at Stanford University, is a research center led by Profs. Michael McGehee, Peter Peumans and Alan Sellinger with the goal of revolutionizing the global energy landscape by developing the science and technology for stable, efficient molecular photovoltaic cells that can compete with fossil fuels in cost per kilowatt-hour produced. While today’s best molecular solar cells have efficiencies up to 6.8% and last approximately one year in sunlight, CAMP's vision is to increase the efficiency to at least 15% and make the cells stable for 10 years or more.

CAMP is funded starting June 2008 by a five-year $25M grant from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Global Research Partnership Program. CAMP's activities span polymer, small molecular and dye-sensitized molecular solar cells with research activities in molecular synthesis, quantum mechanical calculations, nanostructure engineering, understanding and engineering carrier recombination, light management, transparent contacts, third generation cell concepts and cell reliability.

Please visit the CAMP website for more information.