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On-the-fly alterable thin-film solar modules for design driven applications

Objective

The demand for aesthetically integrated photovoltaic materials is increasing steadily in many industries. A growing number of designers, architects and industrial manufacturers across the world share a common interest in using Photovoltaics (PV) as a decentralized and sustainable source of energy in their product designs. Developing markets such as sustainable housing, temporary building structures, outdoor activities, electro-mobility and mobile computing will drive the demand for decentralized, attractive energy solutions.
For solar powered products are customisable shapes, sizes, colours, transparencies or specific electrical properties required, which have a decisive influence on the acceptance on the market. Therefore a new breed of solar technologies is necessary.
To achieve this goal new flexible production processes and materials need to be developed.
A novel manufacturing process will enable the adjustment of all properties of a thin-film module on-the-fly and facilitate the production of customized photovoltaic modules with the desired voltage, size and shape. Combined with the material characteristics given by the underlying thin-film solar cell technology a new-breed of design-led, sustainable and decentralised energy solutions can be realized.
Furthermore the designer or architect who wants to incorporate solar electricity into his work needs a service environment to be assisted in the creative process. Tools should support the designer in conceiving, planning and producing the solar design products. This project will address the above mentioned challenges by exploring and developing new materials, manufacturing and business processes in PV powered product design and architecture.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 509 117,10
Administrative Contact
Nadja Adamovic (Dr.)

Participants (11)

RHP-TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO KG

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Forschungs Und Technologiezentrum Gebaude Ca
2444 Seibersdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erich Neubauer (Dr.)
SUNPLUGGED - SOLARE ENERGIESYSTEME GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 428 620
Address
Mindelheimer Strasse 6
6130 Schwaz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Zimmermann (Mr.)
FAKTOR 3 APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 159 600
Address
Hejrevej 39 - 1 Sal
2400 Kobenhavn Nv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabian Bühler (Mr.)
INNOVATEC SENSORIZACION Y COMUNICACION, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 155 348
Address
Avenida Elche 3 Bajo
03440 Alcoy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Ibanez (Mr.)
STUDIO ITINERANTE ARQUITECTURA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 803,50
Address
Avenida Diagonal 523, 5-1
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Caviasca (Mr.)
RHP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 154 360
Address
Forschungszentrum Seibersdorf Gebaude Ca
2444 Seibersdorf An Der Leitha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erich Neubauer (Dr.)
ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS DE CONOCIMIENTO Y TECNOLOGIA - GAIA - EUSKALHERRIKO EZAGUTZA ETA TEKNOLOGIA INDUSTRIEN ELKARTEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 147 648,40
Address
Portuetxe Bidea, N14, Edificio Ibaeta, Planta 1ª
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jokin Garatea Gerrikagoitia (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN MUNCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 261 304
Address
Lothstrasse 34
80335 Munchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Meier (Dr.)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 320
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maturi Laura (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 154 513
Address
Piazza Dell'ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Maggio (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 343 789
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Fanget (Mr.)