CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Meso-superstructured Hybrid Solar Cells

Meso-superstructured Hybrid Solar Cells

Objective

"In this project we will develop a new class of low cost solution processible hybrid solar cells, termed ""mesosuperstructured solar cells"" (MSSCs) which are based on Perovskite absorbers and organic hole-conductors. This technology has already proven to be remarkably efficient on its first reduction to practice, but has tremendous scope to compete with the very best crystalline semiconductor and thin film technologies on efficiency, while offering the very lowest potential cost for materials and solution processed manufacturing. The activities in MESO will span from synthesis of new organic-inorganic perovskite absorbers and organic hole-conductors, theoretical modelling, through device optimization, characterisation and advanced spectroscopy, to scale-up, stability enhancement and certification and demonstrator manufacture. Our consortium consists of leading academics in Europe; pioneers of hybrid solar cells, expert organic and inorganic synthetic capabilities, leaders in electronic energy level calculations, interfaces and device simulation, world class advanced spectroscopy, and a dynamic early stage technology company. This diverse yet perfectly complementary pan European consortium will ensure that the MESO project will deliver on its objectives, and realize a new commercial photovoltaic technology."
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Address

Wellington Square University Offices
Ox1 2jd Oxford

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 964 205

Administrative Contact

Gill Well (Ms.)

Participants (6)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 712 079

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 435 455

KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 280 219

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 301 645

OXFORD PHOTOVOLTAICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 774 962

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 311

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604032

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 647 417

  • EU contribution

    € 3 539 876

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom