Project MISE-RSE Photovotaics
Title: High Efficiency Photovoltaics.
ICCOM Principal Investigator: Alessandro Mordini.
Project type: National.
Abstract: In the framework of the three-year 2019-2021 Implementation Plan For National Electricity System Research, this project addresses one of the most important priorities of the European SET Plan as defined in the implementation plan for the photovoltaic sector. The main objective of the project is to remove one of the most critical bottlenecks that has so far prevented the Integrated Building Photovoltaic (BIPV) market from taking off unlike the “Utility-Scale” Photovoltaic. The key point of the project is the validation of a family of low cost printing technologies for the manufacture of semi-finished photovoltaic products to be incorporated in building components or other electrically powered products. The idea of the project is to start from two consolidated production processes for thin film solar cells and modules, one in the field of dyes sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and one relating to inorganic thin film solar cells, and introduce new steps of innovative process designed to bridge the gap with respect to crystalline silicon technology in terms of performance, costs and producibility. This could unleash the many potential advantages of thin film technologies compared to conventional photovoltaic modules in terms of flexibility, lightness and integrability in electrically powered products and building components. The project is divided into three work packages. The first (WP1) is dedicated to the development of new technological steps and their integration into existing production processes, fully developed by the CNR. WP2 and WP3 will provide important support to the activities of WP1 in terms of design and test of the thermal properties of the modules in view of their application in the built environment (WP2) and in terms of in-depth electrical and optical tests of all photovoltaic devices manufactured during the project (WP3).
Coordinator: Massimo Mazzer (CNR-IMEM).
Partnership: ICCOM-CNR, National Research Council (DIITET Department), University of Padua, University of Parma.
ICCOM participants: Alessandro Mordini, Lorenzo Zani, Gianna Reginato, Massimo Calamante.
Financed by: Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MISE).
Financial contribution (overall): 700.276,48 €.
Financial contribution (ICCOM): 58.000 €.