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Multi-APprOach for high efficiency integrated and inteLLigent cONcentrating PV modules (Systems)

Objective

"APOLLON proposal concerns the optimisation and development of Point focus and Mirror Based Spectra Splitting photovoltaic concentrating (CPV) systems (multi-approach). The different technology paths will be followed with due focalisation on the recognised critical issues related to each system component in order to increase CPV efficiency, assure reliability, reduce cost and environmental impact. MJ solar cells will be manufactured by using new materials and deposition technologies allowing reaching and even surpassing the MJ solar cell efficiency target set on the European Strategic Research Agenda on Concentration Photovoltaics. Optimisation of Fresnel and Prismatic lens along with the development of new non-imaging, low F/#, high concentration, cell self-protecting stable optics will allow getting high optical efficiency and wide acceptance angles. New concepts will be applied for Mirror based spectra splitting systems which will allow eliminating the cooling needs. Both the optimised and the new technologies will be properly tested to get reliable a long life time CPV systems. High Integration obtained with microelectronic and automotive light technologies for high throughput module assembly techniques, along with intelligent solutions for accurate, reliable, cost effective tracking and reduced mismatch losses will be addressed. Prototype systems will be developed for a full environmental and economical assessment finally leading to economically-attractive concentrating photovoltaics. In APOLLON all the actors’ chain, from Universities, SME, Big Enterprise up to the final End-User will bring to present scientific valuable, exploitable and durable products, with results dissemination all around Europe."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA
Address
Via Raffaele Rubattino 54
20134 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 489 719,75
Administrative Contact
Carlo Legramandi (Dr.)

Participants (17)

AIXTRON SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 079 845
Address
Dornkaulstrasse 2
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Heuken (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 297 600
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurent Mallet (Mr.)
E.N.E. SA - ENERGIES NOUVELLES ET ENVIRONNEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 604 923,75
Address
Avenue Van Der Meerschen 188
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Smekens (Ms.)
CENTRO RICERCHE PLAST-OPTICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 451 895
Address
Via Jacopo Linussio 1
33020 Amaro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
STATE ENTERPRISE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF INSTRUMENT ENGINEERING
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 226 555,50
Address
Primakova 40/42
61010 Kharkov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vyacheslav Borshchov (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 315 950
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arminda Machado (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 578 225
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cincotti (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 211 880
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Evis Drousiotis (Mr.)
SOLARTEC INTERNATIONAL AG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 338 729
Address
Junkersstrasse 5
82178 Puchheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matthias Sturm (Mr.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 250 120
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ineke Ramp (Ms.)
ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gentili (Dr.)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 125
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Richard Marr (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 250
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mauro Gambaccini (Prof.)
ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 720
Address
Via Mantova 24
00198 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurizio Gentili (Dr.)
CPOWER SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 655 728
Address
Via Capitello Di Sopra 42
36035 Marano Vicentino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Zurru (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 333 422
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Roman
ASSE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 220
Address
Via Milano 5
34132 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolando Parmesani (Dr.)