DIAMOND – Perovskite photovoltaics with minimized ecological footprint

Duration: 12/2022 - 11/2025
Contracting Authority/ Sponsors: Europäische Union im Rahmen des Programms Horizon Europe
Project Partners: Dyenamo AB, RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN, Bedimensional SPA, Uppsala Universitet, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Bedimensional Spa, Uppsala Universitet, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Universita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Solaronix SA, Universidade do Porto, Pixel Voltaic LDA, Philipps Universität Marburg, Commissariat  a‘l Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
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Schematic structure of a perovskite solar cell with a graphite electrode deposited by means of doctor blade coating.

To mitigate climate change, decarbonization of the energy sector is a key challenge. Photovoltaics plays a crucial role in the widespread introduction of a clean and affordable energy infrastructure. Due to the predominance of imports from outside the EU and the need for energy-intensive purification of raw materials, established photovoltaic modules are associated with supply risks and a high carbon footprint. Emerging perovskite PV has enormous potential to overcome these problems and revolutionize the EU energy sector.

The DIAMOND project aims to produce ultra-stable, highly efficient and cost-effective perovskite solar cells and modules with minimal environmental footprint. Based on a graphite electrode, fully printable modular architectures will be developed for rapid industrial upscaling, enabling lowest manufacturing costs and local production in the EU. To minimize the environmental impact of the developed technology, specific modular architectures are targeted to enable the lowest carbon footprint, material criticality and toxicity, and improved recyclability.

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Research Topic

Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules

Business Area

Photovoltaics Materials Cells and Modules