Duration: 10/2021 - 09/2025
Contracting Authority/ Sponsors: Europäische Union im Rahmen des Programms Horizon Europe
Project Partners: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie Gmbh, Commissariat a‘l Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Saule Spolka Akcyjna, Fundacja Saule Research Institute, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 3D-Micromac AG, FOM Technologies APS, Sald B.V., Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Amires Sro, Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt, Flisom AG, Fluxim AG
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Photo of perovskite solar cells on a flexible substrate as a basis for the development of flexible perovskite-perovskite tandem solar cells and modules.

Perovskite photovoltaics have the potential to contribute significantly to the transition to clean electrical energy due to available raw materials and an excellent sustainability profile. By changing the composition of perovskite materials, their band gaps can be tuned to absorb light in a complementary manner. By combining the materials in a tandem solar cell, it becomes possible to exceed the theoretical efficiency limit of a single solar cell.

The SuPerTandem project aims to develop manufacturing technologies for 2-terminal tandem cells and monolithically connected modules on flexible films using low-cost perovskite absorber layers. Low production and power costs can be achieved by applying scalable manufacturing processes on film substrates. The modules produced will be characterized by high efficiency, excellent stability and a positive sustainability profile. Important aspects of the project include minimizing the use and impact of scarce and critical materials by using sustainable, abundant materials and applying encapsulation and recycling strategies to ensure recyclability. The overarching goal of SuPerTandem is to produce demonstrators with a Technology Readiness Level of 5. Participating partners have an interest in rapidly implementing project results for the establishment of roll-to-roll manufacturing facilities in the EU. The sustainability of the developed module technology will be validated from an environmental and economic point of view through life cycle and techno-economic assessments.

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Research Topic

Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules

Research Topic

Perovskite and Organic Photovoltaics