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Innovative Materials for Multiple Junction OPVs and for Improved Light Management

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.
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

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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)

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INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 415 108

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 431 422

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 401 838

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 446 060

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 575 099

SOLVAY FLUOR GMBH

Germany

PRODUITS CHIMIQUES AUXILIAIRES ET DE SYNTHESE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 216 680

DISASOLAR SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 179 698,68

STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

AVANTAMA AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 189 419,60

EIGHT19 LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 171 584,95

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604148

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 466 101,46

  • EU contribution

    € 3 892 715

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands