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New concepts for high efficiency and low cost in-line manufactured flexible CIGS solar cells

Obiettivo

The Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) on glass technology is already heading towards industrial maturity, but to meet the production cost target of below 0.6 €/Wp in mid-term and below 0.4 €/Wp in long-term, development of highly efficient flexible modules is an attractive option. The ultimate advantage of thin-film technology is the possibility of monolithically connected flexible modules produced with high speed roll-to-roll manufacturing systems. Partners of this proposal have already demonstrated a record efficiency of 14.1% for cells on polyimide and >15% efficiency cells on metal foil using “static deposition” processes. However, transfer of “static deposition” process to “in-line deposition” on moving substrates brings additional challenges for control of layer composition and interfaces. Choice of appropriate substrate and deposition processes to overcome problems of thermal mismatch-related stress are important for high performance and monolithic cell interconnection. The main goal of the project is to develop innovative flexible substrates and deposition processes suitable for the in-line and/or roll-to-roll production of highly efficient solar modules using thinner (< 1 micron) CIGS absorbers and with potential for production costs below 0.6 €/Wp in future. The objective will be achived by developing novel concepts in growth of “high quality” layers and interfaces for efficiency improvement, aiming a new world record efficiency of 16% on polyimide and low-cost metal (mild steel and Al-based) foils. Also, the implementation of in-line compatible buffer, improvements in interconnect technologies and application of multifunctional top layer will lead to an advancement towards roll-to-roll manufacturability of integrated solar modules. This project will help research institutions to maintain a Global lead in CIGS field and will enable the European industries to implement the research excellence in industrial production of low cost flexible CIGS solar modules in future.

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FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinatore

ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Indirizzo
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Germania

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Friedel Oster (Dr.)
Contributo UE
€ 949 120

Partecipanti (8)

FLISOM AG
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 621 500
Indirizzo
Gewerbestrasse 16
8155 Niederhasli

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
David Bremaud (Dr.)
TATA STEEL NEDERLAND TECHNOLOGY BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 80 000
Indirizzo
Wenckebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen Noord

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Ganesan Palaniswamy (Dr.)
PEMCO BRUGGE BVBA
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 115 000
Indirizzo
Pathoekeweg 116-118
8000 Brugge

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Christian Schlegel (Mr.)
WURTH SOLAR GMBH & CO KG
Germania
Indirizzo
Alfred-leikam Strasse 25
74523 Schwabisch Hall

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Bernhard Dimmler (Mr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 791 825
Indirizzo
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ayodhya Nath Tiwari (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 647 446
Indirizzo
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Pieter Bolt (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 250 000
Indirizzo
Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Maria Piegat (Ms.)
NICE SOLAR ENERGY GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 189 900
Indirizzo
Alfred Leikam Strasse 25
74523 Schwabisch Hall

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Bernhard Dimmler (Mr.)