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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-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-IA

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 2 321 759,03
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 959 612,50
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 411 262,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ENEL GREEN POWER ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 317 450,00
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Rome

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 136 050,00
REFU ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 713 144,25
Address
Marktstrasse 185
72793 Pfullingen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Reutlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 305 633,25
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 717 819,13
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 462 476,38
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 569 625,00
Address
Poligono Industrial Bainetxe 5a
20550 Aretxabaleta

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 244 125,00
CONVERT ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 348 629,63
Address
Via Del Serafico 200
00142 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 577 984,12
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 654 895,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 812 125,00
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GXC COATINGS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 363 212,50
Address
Im Schleeke 27-31
38642 Goslar

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Goslar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 662,50
INES PLATEFORME FORMATION & EVALUATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 163 125,00
Address
50 Avenue Du Lac Leman Parc Technologique De Savoie Technolac
73370 Le Bourget Du Lac

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Savoie
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00