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Stable Inorganic TAndem solar cell with superior device efficiency and increased durability

Objective

To face the grand challenge of transforming the energy system to include at least 42 % photovoltaic energy in 2050 (as forecasted in a scenario by IRENA), our proposed project, SITA, aims to explore innovative concepts for tandem solar cells based on two technologies with strong competence base in Europe: Silicon Heterojunction (SHJ) and high bandgap Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 (CIGS). A novel tandem concept with a 2-terminal (2T) approach requiring no additional cables or electronics will be developed, enabled by recent and further development in wide gap CIGS devices leading to high efficiency (>18%). SITA will demonstrate the durability of the new modules under realistic outdoor conditions delivering the next generation of stable inorganic tandem solar modules with superior device efficiency (>30%). SITA’s technology will build on and increase the efficiency of SHJ modules by a factor of 1.5 with marginal increase in the use of the costliest raw materials. This in turn leads to a considerable reduction in area related system costs of up to 25 % per installed power and a corresponding reduction in the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). Tandem-junction efficiencies have recently approached or even surpassed the single-junction Shockley-Queisser limit for prototype devices. SITA will address the remaining limitations in terms of stability, scaling and manufacturing costs, as well as environmental impact.

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 807 500,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 807 500,00

Participants (12)

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 412 750,00
Address
Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 412 750,00
UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 492 091,00
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 492 091,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 344 937,50
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 344 937,50
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 351 242,50
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 351 242,50
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 659 750,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 659 750,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NANTES UNIVERSITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 48 885,00
Address
1 Quai De Tourville
44000 Nantes

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 48 885,00
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA LIN
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 373 571,00
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga

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Region
Continente Norte Cávado
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 373 571,00
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 575 085,00
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 575 085,00
SUNPLUGGED - SOLARE ENERGIESYSTEME GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 251 250,00
Address
Mindelheimer Strasse 6
6130 Schwaz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Westösterreich Tirol Tiroler Unterland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 251 250,00
MEYER BURGER (GERMANY) GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 266 337,50
Address
An Der Baumschule 6-8
09337 Hohenstein Ernstthal

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Region
Sachsen Chemnitz Zwickau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 266 337,50
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 203 187,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 203 187,50
ROLTEC SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 200 892,50
Address
Ul. Swiety Marcin 29/8
61-806 Poznan

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 200 892,50

Partners (1)

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data