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The european polymer solar battery (EURO-PSB)

Objective

Integration of a self-rechargeable battery into small planar and mobile objects like cellular phones could revolutionize their use. The aim of this project is to develop a thin (<1mm) and flexible solar battery by coupling on top of each other a polymer photovoltaic cell with a lithium-polymer battery. The use of organic materials allows voltage matching (typically a few volts) between both components of the tandem device as well as specifications compatible with small planar devices (sensitivity to low or diffuse illumination, lifetime>10 years, etc). The partnership is composed of six partners from five European countries including two SME companies producing solar cells, one large company producing lithium-polymer batteries and three research groups working on organic solar cells.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAET LINZ
Address
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz
Austria
 

Participants (4)

SOLARONIX SA
Switzerland
Address
Rue De L'ouriette, 129
1170 Aubonne
 
SOLEMS SA
France
Address
3,Rue Léon Blum 3
91120 Palaiseau
 
TALLINN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Address
Ehitajate, 5
19086 Tallinn
 
VARTA GERAETEBATTERIE
Germany
Address
Daimlerstrasse, 1
73479 Ellwangen (Jagst)