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.
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Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
73479 Ellwangen (Jagst)