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Disruptive sustainable TECHnologies FOR next generation pvWINdows

Disruptive sustainable TECHnologies FOR next generation pvWINdows

Objective

Tech4win proposes a very innovative transparent photovoltaic (PV) window concept that is based on the adoption of a tandem inspired structure combining an inorganic UV selective multifunctional coating (including UV filtering and UV selective PV functionalities), with an organic IR selective PV device. This will allow fully exploiting the IR efficiency and transparency potential of organic based solutions together with the robustness and stability of inorganic thin film concepts, combining sustainable and industrial compatible technologies with demonstrated potential for cost reduction, and avoiding the use of critical raw materials to ensure sustainable mass deployment. This “tandem inspired structure” will be able to generate on-site renewable energy (PCE ≥ 10%, with a long term goal ≥ 12%) guaranteeing a high-transparency degree (AVT ≥ 60% with a long term goal ≥ 70%, and CRI ≥ 70) and all by a competitive manufacturing costs. This novelty lies precisely in the capacity to protect the most active PV layer (IR selective organic solar cell) through the filtering of UV radiation, extending the lifetime of the PV hybrid device to ≥ 10 years (with a long term goal ≥ 25 years). To fulfil these objectives, a very well balanced multi-sectorial consortium comprising reference Research Centers in the different PV technologies involved in the window concept, together with high-tech European Companies from different sectors including relevant stakeholders involved in the value chain (Organic materials, Industrial Equipment developers, PV module producers and BIPV system manufacturers). This scenario constitutes an excellent business opportunity to satisfy the growing BIPV market to commercialize a unique cost-effective solar window solution, fully feasible as an active product capable to reach a challenging combination of efficiency, transparency and lifetime, with the design of a “Tech4Win” roadmap to place on the market a robust solar window in approximately 10 years.
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Coordinator

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Address

C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 514 732,50

Participants (7)

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ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 394 025

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 528 433,18

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 411 333,75

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 292 442,50

ARMOR SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 284 927,50

ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AE EREUNAS & ANAPTYXIS YLIKON & PROIONTONANANEOSIMON PIGON ENERGEIAS & SYNAFON SYMVOULEFTIKON Y PIRESION*ADVEN

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 278 160,89

KENOSISTEC S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 172 990

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 826002

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    30 June 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.5.

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 877 045,32

  • EU contribution

    € 2 877 045,32

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

Spain