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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture/sustainable building
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-Joint-Actions-3
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 514 732,49

Participants (7)

ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 394 025
Address
Calle Rio Cea 1 Nave H6 Poligono Industrial Las Hervencias
05004 Avila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 528 433,18
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 411 333,75
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 292 442,50
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARMOR SA
France
EU contribution
€ 284 927,51
Address
20 Rue Chevreul
44100 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AE EREUNAS & ANAPTYXIS YLIKON & PROIONTONANANEOSIMON PIGON ENERGEIAS & SYNAFON SYMVOULEFTIKON Y PIRESION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 278 160,89
Address
Stadiou 0 Municipality Of Patra
26504 Platani
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KENOSISTEC S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 990
Address
Localita' Cimacolle 464
06056 Massa Martana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)