Quantum Photovoltaics Group


Undertakes research into photovoltaic devices, including high-efficiency quantum well cells, quantum dot concentrators and smart windows.

In 2007 co-founded a UK company, QuantaSol Ltd which exploited the quantum well technology. QuantaSol triple junction cells achieved 40% efficiency in production, certification by the leading US concentrator manufacturing company and 1MW of orders. In July 2011 QuantaSol was sold against the founders wishes to a major Silicon Valley semiconductor manufacturer JDSU.


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 7565
Email: k.barnham@imperial.ac.uk
Web: www.sc.ic.ac.uk/~q_pv


Imperial College, Blackett Laboratory,
Prince Consort Road,
London SW7 2BW
United Kingdom

Key Words

quantum, photovoltaic, efficiency, smart, research, development

Memberships & Accreditations

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)

Creation Date: 
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014 - 09:21
Last Updated: 
Tuesday, 6 May, 2014 - 09:21

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