Saule Technologies is the industrial partner in a 3-year long project funded with 5 million euros by the European Union. This collaboration among some of the greatest European institutions in the development of perovskites aim to take photovoltaics based on them to the next level.
ESPResSo targets alternative cost effective materials, novel cell concepts and architectures, and advanced processing know-how and equipment to overcome the limitations of current state of the art. The challenge is now to transfer the unprecedented progress of the perovskite technology from its cell level into a scalable, stable, low-cost technology on module level.
Saule will mainly focus on the integration of the new knowledge to produce a series of new perovskite based solar devices for the chosen end-user applications by boosting the scale up process. Moreover, Saule will be responsible for the fabrication of arbitrary-shaped and flexible modules.
The members of this consortium include organizations pursuing fundamental research, applied research centers working on renewables and the scale-up of perovskite solar cells, as well as material and equipment developers and industrial units.
The complete list of organizations in the ESPResSo project:
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy, Interuniversitair Micro Electronica Centrum (IMEC), Belgium, Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (UNITOV-CHOSE), Italy, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer-ISE), Germany, Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase (CSGI), Italy, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, Dycotec Materials LTD, United Kingdom, Dyenamo AB, Sweden, Corning SAS, France, M-Solv LTD, United Kingdom, Saule Technologies, Poland, and Onyx Solar Energy SL, Spain.
We are excited about this opportunity and looking forward to contribute to the development of perovskite technology.