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Development of Photovoltaic Textiles based on novel fibres

Objective

The goal of the project is to research and develop textile solar cells in order to get flexible photovoltaic textiles based on novel fibres allowing taking benefit from the solar radiation so as to turn it into energy. Photovoltaic solar energy is being widely studied as one of the sources of renewable energy with major application potential, being considered a real alternative to fossil fuels. Since the development of first photovoltaic cells, solar energy is being an object of continuous research focused on improving the energy efficiency as well as the structure of photovoltaic cells. Last innovations on photovoltaic technology have allowed obtaining flexible solar cells which offer a wide range of possibilities, mainly in wearable applications that need autonomous systems. The present project is in line with last developments and the target is to research on the development of flexible and textile solar cells to obtain photovoltaic textiles, which offer a range of useful applications in a variety of consumer application sectors: home textiles, sports, leisure, clothing, automotive industry… For instance, solar tents and parasols with the capability of energy generation. The project research is based on the development of novel fibres with conductive properties as substrate of the structure of flexible photovoltaic cells. From the development of a conductive textile substrate, the project will focus on the research and deposition of different layers that will compose the structure of a textile photovoltaic cell. These cells will be developed with organic and inorganic semiconductive materials. The main technological innovation is based on the development of a wearable and flexible energy source directly on textile products. Fabrics with the capability of generation of clean, usable and wearable energy thanks to their sun exposure, offer a great added value.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/solar radiation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

FUNDACION CETEMMSA
Address
Avinguda Ernest Lluch 36 Parc Cientific Tecnocampus
08302 Mataro
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 438 980
Administrative Contact
Mªcarmen Margeli (Ms.)

Participants (13)

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 234 000
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michèle Adams (Ms.)
GRADO ZERO ESPACE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 500
Address
Via Nove 2/A
50056 Montelupo Fiorentino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Piccini (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES TEXTILFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM NORD-WEST EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 292 040
Address
Adlerstrasse 1
47798 Krefeld
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Klaus Opwis (Dr.)
ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 234 000
Address
Carretera De Pamplona 1
31191 Cordovilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Fuentes (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 000
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Casali Massimo (Dr.)
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 186 750
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Weiter (Prof.)
CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 254 250
Address
Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760 034 Vila Nova De Famalicao
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Vieira (Mr.)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 250
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arbizu Jimeno Elena (Ms.)
BAYERISCHES ZENTRUM FUR ANGEWANDTEENERGIEFORSCHUNG ZAE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 206 347
Address
Am Hubland
97074 Wurzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthias Groll (Mr.)
NANOCYL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 214 425
Address
Rue De L'essor 4
5060 Sambreville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Luizi (Ms.)
TEXTEIS PENEDO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 85 500
Address
Rua Da Liberdade Mascotelos
4801 914 Guimaraes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Xavier Novais Leite (Mr.)
JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 000
Address
Sanderring 2
97070 Wuerzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Gloggengiesser
GREATCELL SOLAR SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 177 440
Address
Chemin De La Plantaz 59
1095 Lutry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Keith Brooks (Dr.)