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Ultra-stable, highly efficient, low-cost perovskite photovoltaics with minimised environmental impact

Objective

The decarbonization of the energy sector to mitigate climate change is a key challenge for the European Union (EU). This mandates a rapid and widespread implementation of a clean and affordable energy infrastructure in which photovoltaics (PV) will be a main pillar. Currently, PV represents only a small fraction of the global energy supply and PV modules are almost exclusively imported from outside the EU, associated with supply risks and a high CO2-footprint. Emerging perovskite PV has a tremendous potential to overcome these issues and revolutionise the EU energy sector. To unfold this potential, the DIAMOND project joins 6 European leading universities (UGroningen, UUppsala, EPFL, URome-TV, UPorto, UMarburg), 2 research institutes (Fraunhofer ISE, CEA) and 4 industry partners (Dyenamo, BeDimensional, Solaronix, PixelVoltaic) from 7 different countries to develop ultra-stable, highly-efficient and low-cost perovskite PV with minimised environmental impact. To achieve stabilities far beyond all previous achievements of PV solar cells, the project targets to develop novel hermetic encapsulation approaches and highly stable device designs that are evaluated by standardized and novel stability assessment methods. DIAMOND also aims to optimise materials and cell stacks to reach efficiencies exceeding the record values of silicon PV. Fully printable module architectures are targeted for rapid industrial up-scaling, allowing for lowest manufacturing costs and local production in the EU. To minimise the ecological impact, specific device designs that enable lowest CO2-footprint, material criticality and toxicity together with enhanced recyclability are targeted. Combining these ambitions, DIAMOND strives to provide a strong impact on the EU’s future environmental, economic and societal development, paving the way for an EU-made sustainable energy technology with lowest CO2-footprint that ensures a full integration into the circular economy.

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 818 787,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 818 787,50

Participants (9)

DYENAMO AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 469 425,00
Address
Teknikringen 38a
114 28 Stockholm

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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
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 469 425,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 576 250,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 576 250,00
BEDIMENSIONAL SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 255 583,75
Address
Via Lungotorrente Secca 30 R
16163 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 255 583,75
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 752 335,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 752 335,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 646 470,00
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 646 470,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 557 855,00
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 557 855,00
PIXEL VOLTAIC LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 126 271,25
Address
Uptec Asprela Ii, Rua Dr Julio De Matos N 828
4200-355 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 126 271,25
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 232 670,00
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 232 670,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 680 228,50
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 680 228,50

Partners (2)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chemin De L'ouriette 129
1170 Aubonne

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00