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Perovskite Thin-film Photovoltaics (PERTPV)

Objective

Solid state lead halide perovskites have recently emerged as the latest thin-film photovoltaic device class. High power conversion efficiencies (22 %) and stabilities (> 1000 hours at 80 ˚C under 1 sun illumination) have been obtained using lab scale processes and small area cells (<1cm2). The building blocks of the perovskite materials are very low cost and the processing into the final perovskite thin-film can be achieved with low temperature fast processes. This makes these materials very cost efficient, and promises to deliver a future PV technology with a levelled cost of electricity (LCOE) below that of existing mainstream PV. There has been much advancement with combining perovskite with silicon cells, to deliver a “tandem” junction cell with much higher efficiency than either sub-cell. Although this perovskite-on-silicon approach is likely to deliver the first perovskite PV products, it restricts the manufacturing and module format to wafer based, and hence misses out on the real promise of ultimate high volume manufacturing via large area sheet-to-sheet or reel-to-reel coating. Within PERTPV we will advance the perovskite thin-film PV technology to the next level by undertaking a “double pronged” drive on both performance (efficiency and stability) and the development of scalable device and module fabrication methodologies, compatible with high volume manufacturing. Our consortium consists of the leading academic groups in perovskite PV research, in addition to research companies, and 3 commercial partners at appropriately complementary stages in the value chain (Technology driver, materials supplier and equipment supplier). In addition to our ambitions target of surpassing 30% power conversion efficiency in a thin film all-perovskite tandem cell, and delivering a certifiably stable module technology, we will also perform full life cycle analysis and ensure a safe means to undertake mass deployment and recycling of the Perovskite PV modules.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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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
€ 957 417,94

Participants (10)

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 304
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 655 054
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOLENNE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 112 597,83
Address
Zernikepark 8
9747AN Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 462 246,23
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OXFORD PHOTOVOLTAICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 553 873
Address
6Th Floor One London Wall Oxford Business Park
EC2Y 5EB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 350 562
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 455 001,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
APEVA SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 000
Address
Dornkaulstrase 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 504 985
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations