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Fabric structures for solar power generation

Objective

The proposed project: Fabric Structures for Solar Power Generation (FabriGen), addresses the need to bring innovative products to the solar energy market to achieve the ambitious European targets for renewable energy generation. The FabriGen project aims to combine organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials with tensile fabrics to enable the construction of solar-power generating fabric structures. These structures could be connected to the grid, or used for distributed power generation, and will enable generators to participate in Feed-In-Tariff schemes that are being offered to promote the uptake of renewable energy technologies.
The FabriGen project will research the use of commercial roll-to-roll printing technologies to deposit and pattern state-of-the-art OPV materials and produce large-area PV modules (20cm in research, scaling up to 100cm roll width). Means to integrate the PV fabrication processes with polyester fabric membranes will be developed. A key aspect of the research will be development and integration of barrier and encapsulation layers to provide long-life performance needed for outdoor use. The use of innovative materials to give enhanced UV response and improved resistance to UV degradation will be researched. Compliance testing to EN61646 will be carried out on fabricated PV modules to prepare for microgeneration certification and exploitation in the market.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

INSIDE2OUTSIDE LIMITED
Address
Welbeck House Spitfire Close Ermine Business Park
PE29 6XY Huntingdon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 741 015
Administrative Contact
Robert Carpenter (Dr.)

Participants (9)

COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher (Ms.)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher (Ms.)
COATEMA COATING MACHINERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 224 320
Address
Roseller Strasse 4
41539 Dormagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regina Reuscher (Ms.)
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Participation ended

Latvia
Address
Darzciema 42
1035 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edgars Klavinskis (Mr.)
PI PHOTOVOLTAIK-INSTITUT BERLIN AG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Wrangelstrasse 100
10997 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Grunow (Dr.)
DZP TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 17 600
Address
Signet Court 22
CB5 8LA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zlatka Stoeva (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 20 352
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
CHIMIKOTECHNOLOGITCHEN I METALURGITCHEN UNIVERSITET
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 9 782
Address
Kl Ohridsky Boulevard 8
1756 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Kozhukharov (Prof.)
CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION LIMITED LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 22 448
Address
Wilton Centre Wilton
TS10 4RF Redcar Cleveland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Neville Peter Hamlin (Mr.)
ELON TECHNOLOGIES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 146 183
Address
Korenskeho 1052/4
150 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pavel Benes (Mr.)