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Development of Perovskite Photovoltaics for Space Environment

Project description

Perovskite solar cell and module for space applications

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite structures are promising light harvesters with interesting characteristics for application in emerging thin film photovoltaics (PV). Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) boast outstanding photoconversion efficiency and a high specific power-to-weight ratio. They are also low-cost in terms of manufacturing. However, their excellent radiation resistance that is making the biggest mark as an alternative for next-generation space PVs. In this context, the EU-funded P4SPACE project will develop and scale-up PSCs with high performance and durability in harsh space environments. The project will deliver sustainable PV technology for any present and future space environment application.

Objective

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells (PSCs) as a well-known emerging thin-film photovoltaic (PV) technology are developing rapidly owing to their versatile optoelectronic properties. Outstanding photoconversion efficiency, high specific power (power to weight ratio), compatibility with flexible substrates and low-cost chemical-based manufacturing, and excellent radiation resistance of PSCs make them as a promising alternative for next-generation space PVs. However, compared with other practical space PVs, such as silicon and III-V multi-junction commercial cells, the research on PSCs for space environment is just in the infancy stage. The aim of P4SPACE project, is delivering of a sustainable PV technology for any present and future space environment application by developing and scale-up of the PSCs with high performance and durability in the harsh space environments.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Net EU contribution
€ 207 609,60
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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