Perovskite absorbers have reached highest power conversion efficiencies. In combination with printed carbon back electrodes, also longest device lifetimes can be realized. The objective of UNIQUE is to reach small-area cell efficiencies larger than 23% and to develop carbon perovskite modules with an efficiency of 17% on 30x30 cm2 using industrially relevant processes, robust encapsulation and with estimated device operational lifetime of 20 years.
In the project, unique European know-how and industrial involvement is combined to realize high-efficient large area perovskite devices with long lifetimes for a truly commercially viable perovskite PV technology. Sustainable, industrial-relevant processes and low-cost materials are implemented to aim at a competitive new-generation of PV. Short energy- and CO2-payback times and a low CO2 emission are key factors accounted for in this project. UNIQUE offers the chance to develop a European, efficient and sustainable PV technology which can be produced locally. UNIQUE aims to bring-back the EU strategic PV manufacturing know-how and value chain to Europe. To promote EU interaction and to raise the awareness for the potential of this technology, a public focused symposium is planned by the end of the project with research institutes, stakeholders and EU companies at the location where the demo has been installed.