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Global Optimization of integrated PhotoVoltaics system for low electricity cost

Objective

Scenarios have forecasted a long lasting amplification with PV electricity becoming the cheapest electricity source in many regions with costs in the range of 4 to 6 c€/kWh for EU by 2024, while 2.2 c€/kWh has been achieved for a 800 MW PV plant planned in Abu Dhabi for 2019.
The PV market will continue to expand in the coming years with more than a doubling in the production capacity expected for 2024. At the same time investment in production capacities is foreseen to keep growing hence maintaining the sector highly competitive.
For the European PV industry, which is struggling to survive after years of massive investments in China and south-east Asia, the growth of the market represents a chance to come back as a prime player on high-efficiency premium technologies. This is the positioning of GOPV to develop highly competitive technologies for the PV utility market and strong synergies between European players. The project will accelerate reduction of electricity cost implementing advanced PV features and creating synergies across 5 topic areas: Light Management; Energy Efficiency; Material Efficiency; System Reliability; and System configuration and O&M. Ultimately, it will set up an integrated 250 kW PV system to demonstrate a competitive electricity cost of 0.02 €/kWh for irradiation levels of 1900 kWh/m²/year GHI in Southern Europe. The levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) will hence be reduced by 50% (currently 0,04 €/kWh) and the energy payback time reduced by 40%, both in respect to actual standard solution and to PERC best in class mono-facial solution. GOPV project will deliver a 35 years lifetime for the PV string instead of 25 years standards.
Beyond GOPV, the global turnover for the six industrial partners exploiting the results of the project will be close to 48 M€ (2022) and will reach 680 M€ in 2027 (x 14 compare to 2020) with an expectation of creating more than 2000 jobs on the 2022-27 period.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-IA
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
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ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
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€ 1 277 062,50
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Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
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REFU ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
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€ 713 144,25
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Marktstrasse 185
72793 Pfullingen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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€ 717 819,13
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Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
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€ 462 476,38
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Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
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Research Organisations
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
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€ 569 625
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Poligono Industrial Bainetxe 5A
20550 Aretxabaleta
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONVERT ITALIA SPA
Italy
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€ 1 348 629,63
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Via Del Serafico 200
00142 Roma
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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
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€ 654 895
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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
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RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
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€ 812 125
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Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
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Research Organisations
GXC COATINGS GMBH
Germany
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€ 363 212,50
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Im Schleeke 27-31
38642 Goslar
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INES PLATEFORME FORMATION & EVALUATION
France
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€ 163 125
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50 Avenue Du Lac Leman Parc Technologique De Savoie Technolac
73370 Le Bourget Du Lac
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