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Boost Of Organic Solar Technology for European Radiance

Objective

In the context of increasing energy demand, thin film PV technologies contribute in reducing CO2 emission. Current PV technologies are suffering from several issues: 1 – the outsourcing of PV modules outside Europe, 2 – the large distance between consumption points and generating power plants and 3 – the use of agricultural fields by solar power plant. In this context, building applied photovoltaic (BAPV) approach can face these issues by bringing functionalization to facades or roofs with a small constraint on the building. BOOSTER project targets at deploying the OPV technology to the BAPV market. OPV is a technology that addresses the problematic of world energy production with an eco-responsible approach. Manufacturing OPV modules via printing techniques features a low energy-payback-time and uses resources that are abundant, easily accessible and non toxic. Additionally, OPV demonstrates properties (flexibility, lightweight) that make it easily suitable for BAPV. Recently, technology benefited from a rapid progress of performances with development of advanced materials. The project BOOSTER aims at bringing the OPV technology to a TRL 7 by increasing efficiency, lifetime together with optimizing costs and lowering carbon footprint. Two demonstrators will be installed to illustrated BAPV concepts: a “ready to stick module” and a textile integrated product. BOOSTER will provide an efficient multi-layer OPV architecture demonstrating efficiency up to 15 %. Advanced multifunctional barrier films will be manufactured to increase the lifetime to 35 years. With a large-scale production approach, efforts will be placed on scaling up all the materials and optimization of the R2R manufacturing line to coat all the layers with minimization of performance loss while targeting drastic cost reduction. BOOSTER BAPV products will be integrated in two different locations (FAU in Germany, ENI in Italy), where real-life efficiency will be studied during last year of the project.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-IA-CSA
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ARMOR SA
Address
20 Rue Chevreul
44100 Nantes
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 086 262,50

Participants (9)

AVANTAMA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 472 062,50
Address
Laubisruetistrasse 50
8712 Staefa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 581 875
Address
Wilton Centre Wilton Works
TS90 8JF Middlesbrough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRONIQUE ORGANIQUE BRILLIANT MATTERS INC
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
200-1405 Boulevard Du Parc-technolo Gique
G1P 4P5 Quebec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 595 346,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 868 760
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 747 742,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 248 875
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 450
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMIRES THE BUSINESS INNOVATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE ZU
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 251 250
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Prague
Activity type
Other