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Innovative Materials for Multiple Junction OPVs and for Improved Light Management

Objective

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is one of the fastest growing sustainable, renewable energy conversion technologies that can help meet the increasing global energy demands. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) technologies are particularly attractive due to their compatibility with low-cost roll-to-roll and printing processing at low temperatures on a wide variety of substrate materials and the lack of scarce or toxic materials rendering them environmentally friendly. OPVs can also benefit from a larger selection of functional materials as the required properties (high semi-conductor mobility, suitable band-gap, good intrinsic stability, good barrier properties, etc.) can be tuned by careful design and synthesis.
Currently, the highest cell efficiencies reported in Europe for solution processed single (>9%), double (8.9%) and triple (9.6%) junction cells as well as the lowest water vapor transmission rates for transparent flexible barriers (WVTR 10-6 g/m2/day) were obtained by the partners of MUJULIMA. In this project we show how with new and innovative materials we will increase the module efficiencies (larger than 15%) and outdoor stability to make OPVs a commercially competitive viable technology.
The general objective of MUJULIMA is to develop high performance commercially competitive materials with excellent intrinsic stabilities for the cost-effective production of double and triple junction OPVs, for improved light management and for enhanced outdoor stability to achieve high module efficiencies (larger than 15%) and lifetime (larger than 10 years).
The innovative materials and technologies developed within MUJULIMA will be demonstrated via three applications powered by OPVs: (a) in-house electrical automation devices, (b) urban furniture, and (c) flexible OPV modules on bus roof.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 815 804,77
Administrative Contact
Yulia Galagan (Dr.)

Participants (11)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 415 108
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Van Houtven (Mrs.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 431 422
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Kroon (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 401 838
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent Nelissen (Dr.)
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 446 060
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hartig (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 575 099
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Fanget (Mr.)
SOLVAY FLUOR GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Hans Boeckler Allee 20
30173 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Lacroix (Dr.)
PCAS
France
EU contribution
€ 216 680
Address
21 Chemin De La Sauvegarde 21 Ecully Parc
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivia Chignon (Dr.)
DISASOLAR SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 179 698,68
Address
Avenue Du General Martial Valin 63
87000 Limoges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurence Dassas (Ms.)
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Vlinderweg 6
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martijn Geertzen (Mr.)
AVANTAMA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 189 419,60
Address
Laubisruetistrasse 50
8712 Staefa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Samuel Halim (Dr.)
EIGHT19 LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 584,95
Address
Milton Road Cambridge Science
CB4 0FE Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrian Watson