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PertPV

Perovskite Thin-film Photovoltaic.

Solid-state lead halide perovskites have recently emerged as the latest thin-film photovoltaic (PV) device class. High power conversion efficiencies (> 22 %) and stabilities (> 1000 hours at 80 ˚C under 1 sun illumination) have been obtained using lab scale processes and small area cells (< 1 cm2). The building blocks of the perovskite materials are very low cost and the processing into the final perovskite thin-film can be achieved with fast, low-temperature processes. This makes these materials very cost-efficient, and promises to deliver a future PV technology with a levelled cost of electricity (LCOE) below that of existing mainstream PV. There has been much advancement with combining perovskite with silicon cells, to deliver a “tandem” junction cell with much higher efficiency than either sub-cell. While this perovskite-on-silicon approach is likely to deliver the first perovskite PV products, it restricts the manufacturing and module format to wafer-based architectures, and hence misses out on the real promise of ultimate high-volume manufacturing via large area sheet-to-sheet or reel-to-reel coating.

Within PERTPV we will advance the perovskite thin-film PV technology to the next level by undertaking a “double pronged” drive on both performance (efficiency and stability) and the development of scalable device and module fabrication methodologies, compatible with high-volume manufacturing. Our consortium consists of the leading academic groups in perovskite PV research, in addition to research companies, and 3 commercial partners at appropriately complementary stages in the value chain (technology driver, materials supplier and equipment supplier). In addition to our ambitions target of surpassing 30% power conversion efficiency in a thin film all-perovskite tandem cell, and delivering a certifiably stable module technology, we will also perform full life cycle analysis and ensure a safe means to undertake mass deployment and recycling of the Perovskite PV modules.

FHNW leads the work package on environment, health, safety assessment and end-of-life recycling.


Key Figures

    Project duration: 2018 - 2021
    Funding:
    This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 763977.
    Website www.pertpv.web.ox.ac.uk/home

    Project Leader

    Dr. Markus Lenz
    Dr. Markus Lenz Senior Researcher
    Telephone : +41 61 228 56 86 (direct)

    LCA, eco-efficiency, MCDA

    Prof. Dr. Christoph Hugi
    Prof. Dr. Christoph Hugi Lecturer in sustainability and development
    Telephone : +41 61 228 55 84 (direct)
    Dirk Hengevoss
    Dirk Hengevoss Research Associate in sustainable resource management
    Telephone : +41 61 228 55 98 (direct)

    Phd student on “Environmental fate”

    Felix Schmidt
    Felix Schmidt PhD Student
    Telephone : +41 61 228 55 46 (direct)

    Institut für Ecopreneurship

    Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Life Sciences Institut für Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 4132 Muttenz
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