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Production technology to achieve low Cost and Highly Efficient phOtovoltaic Perovskite Solar cells

Objective

The aim of CHEOPS is to develop very low-cost but highly performing photovoltaic (PV) devices based on the emerging perovskite (PK) technology. At lab scale (<0.5cm2), PK energy conversion was rapidly advanced to efficiencies >20%. But only few attempts at upscaling have been made, yielding significantly reduced efficiencies <9% on aperture area. In addition, the very question about material stability and reliable measurement procedures are still debated.
CHEOPS will now scale up the lab results to single junction modules manufactured in a pre-production environment while maintaining high efficiencies (>14% stable for aperture area in modules >15x15cm2). This will demonstrate the potential of PK as a very low-cost technology (target <0.3€/Wp) well suited for building-integrated PV.
In parallel, CHEOPS will develop materials and processes to achieve very high efficiency (>29% on 2x2cm2 cells) at low cost (target <0.4€/Wp) using a tandem configuration with a crystalline silicon heterojunction cell.
CHEOPS will also perform a sustainability assessment from a life-cycle perspective to anticipate potential risks for the technology (including business, technological, environmental, social & political risks). CHEOPS will establish a quantified future development roadmap as well as protocols for stability testing and for reliable measurements.
CHEOPS partners cover the whole value added chain: key PK researchers, groups with track records of scaling up high efficiency and tandem cell developments, specialised technology and service providers as well as SMEs and industry partners with already strong IP portfolios, ready to exploit the CHEOPS results. Transferring the results to other growing industry sectors such as lighting or organic large area electronics will additionally benefit European industry.
In summary, CHEOPS will decisively advance the potentially game-changing PK technology towards the market and will thus help to face the energy challenge in Europe and beyond.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/energy conversion
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 339 377,50
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 375 906,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 527,50
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 206 245
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 528 680
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 413 453,75
Address
The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DE WILD-SCHOLTEN MARISKA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 138 750
Address
Wagenmakersweg 22
1873 GH Groet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXFORD PHOTOVOLTAICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 439 801,25
Address
6Th Floor One London Wall Oxford Business Park
EC2Y 5EB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCK KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 501 353,75
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)