Over the last couple of years, the global research community has been experiencing an Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) boom, nowadays triggering a fast growing interest in industry in this young and disruptive technology, since OPV devices enable various new applications that cannot be served by classical silicon solar cells. In particular, OPV open up new opportunities for design in architecture, e.g. the integration of solar cells into facades, overhead glazings or windows.
Major challenges associated with bringing organic photovoltaics to the market are: Increasing the power conversion efficiency, reducing the production costs and increasing the material and device long-time stability.
A key to meet all those objectives is the utilization of environmentally friendly (“green”) synthesis of materials and green deposition techniques, since only green synthesis allows going to large scale material and device fabrication.
MatHero is designed to tweak all those key parameters in order to enable devices with a power conversion efficiency exceeding 10%, a cost reduction below 0.5 €/Wp and a life-time of more than 10 years by developing disruptive green synthesis and fabrication techniques
LEITAT’s role in the project: During this project LEITAT will work on solubility of absorber polymers in green solvents and formulation of green inks.
In WP3, LEITAT will work on stability assessment of materials. It will make a pre-qualification of selected powder materials, inks and films in terms of photochemical stability, collaboration in stability assessment of cells.
Coordinator: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Duration: 36 months
|Karlsruher Institut für Technologie||Germany|
|FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V||Germany|
|ADVANCED ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES AE EREUNAS & ANAPTYXIS YLIKON & PROIONTONANANEOSIMON PIGON ENERGEIAS & SYNAFON SYMVOULEFTIKON Y PIRESION*ADVEN||Greece|
|ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION||Spain|
|COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES||France|
|ARKEMA FRANCE SA||France|