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An optical approach to next generation refrigeration

Project description

LEDs and solar cell materials pave the way to solid-state thermophotonic coolers

Meeting heating and cooling needs in residential buildings and industrial applications results in a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Current approaches include conventional mechanical compressor-heat pump technologies with liquid or gas refrigerants and newer solid-state semiconductor-based thermoelectric ones. The latter are quieter and have no moving parts but are generally applicable only to small-scale applications. The EU-funded OPTAGON project explores a revolutionary optical approach to refrigeration based on solar cell materials and LEDs. It will harness the ability of LEDs to cool themselves in the process of emitting photons known as electroluminescent cooling, ideally providing access to cooling performance enabling even cryogenic applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Net EU contribution
€ 820 068,75
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 695 448,75
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 570 945,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
Net EU contribution
€ 30 452,50
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 602 558,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TF2 DEVICES B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 300 116,25
Address
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525AJ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00