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Cost-reduction through material optimisation and Higher EnErgy outpuT of solAr pHotovoltaic modules - joining Europe’s Research and Development efforts in support of its PV industry

Objective

Europe has invoked the SET-Plan to design and implement an energy technology policy for Europe to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective renewable energy systems, including photovoltaics. With lower cost of solar electricity, PV could significantly contribute to the achievements of the 20-20-20 objectives.
The Joint Program on PV of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA-PV) aims to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of PV R&D through alignment and joint programming of R&D of its member institutes, and to contribute to the R&D-needs of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative.
In CHEETAH, all EERA-PV members will, through collaborative R&D activities, (1) focus on solving specific bottlenecks in the R&D Joint Program of EERA-PV, (2) strengthen the collaboration between PV R&D performers in Europe through sharing of knowledge, personnel and facilities, and (3) accelerate the implementation of developed technologies in the European PV industry. Specifically, CHEETAH R&D will support Pillar A (performance enhancement & energy cost reduction) of the SEII Implementation Plan, through materials optimization and performance enhancement.
CHEETAH’s objectives are threefold:
1) Developing new concepts and technologies for wafer-based crystalline silicon PV (modules with ultra-thin cells), thin-film PV (advanced light management) and organic PV (very low-cost barriers), resulting in (strongly) reduced cost of materials and increased module performance;
2) Fostering long-term European cooperation in the PV R&D sector, by organizing workshops, training of researchers, efficient use of infrastructures;
3) Accelerating the implementation of innovative technologies in the PV industry, by a strong involvement of EPIA and EIT-KIC InnoEnergy in the program
It is the ambition of CHEETAH to develop technology and foster manufacturing capabilities so that Europe can regain and build up own manufacturing capacity in all parts of the value chain in due time.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-IRP
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA - Combined Collaborative Project and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 998 681
Administrative Contact
Jan M. Kroon (Dr.)

Participants (34)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

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Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jukka Hast (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 661 851
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Godefroy (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 847 937
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 509 959
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Sommer-Larsen (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 755 622
Address
Hahn Meitner Platz 1
14109 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Tomm (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 652 345
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Bosch (Mrs.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 253 876
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felix Schröpfer (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 786
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Roca (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 609 698
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christophe Ballif (Prof.)
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 449 698
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sean Erik Foss (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 481
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel (Dr.)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 607 687
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Mrs.)
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 247 492
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lesley Henderson (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 314 994
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 229 249
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarja Grossberg (Dr.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 398 641
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Friedel Franz Oster (Dr.)
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 60 009
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Cláudia Carvalho (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Lauro (Prof.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 60 990
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rasit Turan (Prof.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 722
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Román Medina (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Prieto (Prof.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 60 955
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Núñez (Dr.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 60 297
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Efstathios Tselepis (Dr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 481
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Malins (Dr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 60 455
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yaroslav Romanyuk (Dr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 159 999
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 60 001
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
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Research Organisations
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David Walker (Mr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 60 010
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adem Yenisoy (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 59 946
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jukka Hast (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrés Moratal Roselló (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 60 446
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Maggio (Dr.)
EPIA SOLARPOWER EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 109 418
Address
Rue D Arlon 69 71
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Reinhold Buttgereit (Dr.)
KIC INNOENERGY SE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 60 562
Address
John F Kennedylaan 2 6E Verdieping
5612 AB Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart De Beer (Mr.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 235 004
Address
185 Avenue Des Gresillons
92622 Gennevilliers Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Brutin (Ms.)