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Automated photovoltaic cell and Module industrial Production to regain and secure European Renewable Energy market

Objective

Today’s world PV market is dominated by standard crystalline solar cells (so-called Al-BSF cells) and part of the market is shifting to PERC solar cells. The shift is obtained by introducing three additional process steps to the standard process (rear side cleaning, passivation and laser opening), and allows a gain of typically 1% absolute in efficiency. Next generation c-Si technologies should feature higher voltage solar cells with higher efficiency and less processing steps in the manufacturing, allowing for further cost reduction, both at the PV panel level and for the final cost of solar electricity. AMPERE focuses on technologies with such a potential and capitalizes on the high tech investments made in Europe over the last decade for establishing advanced manufacturing processes for crystalline silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells and modules, on the development of hardware capable of coating at high speed and low cost homogeneous materials of high electronic quality. It also bases on the unique expertise gained in production of thin film modules, and in all hardware issues related to large area coatings in production environment, which can applied for the production of SHJ cells and modules. The final goal of the project is t the setting-up of a 100 MW full-scale automated pilot line in production environment at the 3Sun fab, while preparing the next steps to 300 MW and GW scale. The project will operate with the support of full technology platforms for solar cells at CEA and the platform for advanced module technologies at MBS. It will demonstrate practically the ultra-low cost potential of such manufacturing approaches, as well as the even more impressively low solar electricity generation costs thanks to high efficiency and/or intrinsic bifaciality of the selected technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-IA
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Coordinator

ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
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Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Italy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 8 765 433,26

Participants (13)

MEYER BURGER RESEARCH AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
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Rouges Terres 61
2068 Hauterive Ne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEYER BURGER AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Schorenstrasse 39
3645 Gwatt Thun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 2 662 273,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 566 387,50
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
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Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSUN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 506 141,13
Address
Karenslyst Alle 9C
278 Oslo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 440 755
Address
Saint Mary Axe 33 2Nd Floor 33
EC3A 8AA London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JONAS & REDMANN AUTOMATIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 630 199,50
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Kaiserin-augusta-allee 113
10553 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEMILAB FELVEZETO FIZIKAI LABORATORIUM ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 401 187,50
Address
Prielle Kornelia Utca 4/A.
1117 Budapest
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 062,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE TECHNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 337,50
Address
Lungomare Paolo Toscanelli 170
00121 Roma
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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€ 483 287,50
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Research Organisations