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Development of Photovoltaic Textiles based on novel fibres

Development of Photovoltaic Textiles based on novel fibres

Objective

The goal of the project is to research and develop textile solar cells in order to get flexible photovoltaic textiles based on novel fibres allowing taking benefit from the solar radiation so as to turn it into energy. Photovoltaic solar energy is being widely studied as one of the sources of renewable energy with major application potential, being considered a real alternative to fossil fuels. Since the development of first photovoltaic cells, solar energy is being an object of continuous research focused on improving the energy efficiency as well as the structure of photovoltaic cells. Last innovations on photovoltaic technology have allowed obtaining flexible solar cells which offer a wide range of possibilities, mainly in wearable applications that need autonomous systems. The present project is in line with last developments and the target is to research on the development of flexible and textile solar cells to obtain photovoltaic textiles, which offer a range of useful applications in a variety of consumer application sectors: home textiles, sports, leisure, clothing, automotive industry… For instance, solar tents and parasols with the capability of energy generation. The project research is based on the development of novel fibres with conductive properties as substrate of the structure of flexible photovoltaic cells. From the development of a conductive textile substrate, the project will focus on the research and deposition of different layers that will compose the structure of a textile photovoltaic cell. These cells will be developed with organic and inorganic semiconductive materials. The main technological innovation is based on the development of a wearable and flexible energy source directly on textile products. Fabrics with the capability of generation of clean, usable and wearable energy thanks to their sun exposure, offer a great added value.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CETEMMSA

Address

Avinguda Ernest Lluch 36 Parc Cientific Tecnocampus
08302 Mataro

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 438 980

Administrative Contact

Mªcarmen Margeli (Ms.)

Participants (13)

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CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 234 000

GRADO ZERO ESPACE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 229 500

DEUTSCHES TEXTILFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM NORD-WEST EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 292 040

ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 234 000

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 186 750

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 254 250

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 227 250

BAYERISCHES ZENTRUM FUR ANGEWANDTEENERGIEFORSCHUNG ZAE EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 206 347

NANOCYL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 214 425

TEXTEIS PENEDO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 85 500

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAT WURZBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 207 000

GREATCELL SOLAR SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 177 440

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214459

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2011

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 209 690

  • EU contribution

    € 3 131 482

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CETEMMSA

Spain

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