Ultra-stable, highly efficient, low-cost perovskite photovoltaics with minimised environmental impact
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Each Work Package has its own set of ambicious goals.
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The Carbon Club Conference will be the first DIAMOND event, 11-12 Oct 2023!
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The decarbonization of the energy sector mandates a swift and widespread implementation of a clean and affordable energy infrastructure, mainly supported by photovoltaics (PV). The DIAMOND project joins 12 different Partners to develop ultra-stable, highly efficient, and low-cost perovskite PV with minimal environmental impact.
DIAMOND will develop novel hermetic encapsulation approaches and highly stable device designs to achieve unprecedent stability.
A fully printable module architecture allows rapid industrial up-scaling and local production in the EU, thereby reducing manufacturing costs.
High efficiencies will be achieved by developing cutting edge α-FAPbI3 phase-stabilized perovskite, multifunctional molecularly engineered additives and more.
Specific device designs that allow the lowest carbon-footprint, material criticality, and toxicity, along with increased recyclability, are targeted to minimize the ecological impact.
Our Specialized Consortium
Among the partners of DIAMOND, there are prestigious instituitions, such as, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Uppsala Universitet, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Universidade do Porto, and Philipps-Universität Marburg.
Research and Tecnology Organizations
The project is coordinated by the famous Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE and the other RTO in this consorcium is the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives.
Small and medium-sized enterprises
The secret to a strong consortium is always the close relationship with the industry, so the industrial partners the DIAMOND project are Dyenamo AB, BeDimensional, Solaronix SA, and Pixel Voltaic.
“Progress is made by trial and failure; the failures are generally a hundred times more numerous than the successes, yet they are usually left unchronicled.”
Luigi Vesce, a representative from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, recently took center stage at the SAIPho23 Workshop, contributing to discussions on the sustainable production of perovskite modules. In his oral presentation titled “Manufacturing of large area perovskite solar modules: technological, environmental, and cost assessment,” Vesce delved into the technological intricacies, environmental considerations, and cost assessments associated with this innovative solar technology.
The 11th Sungkyun International Solar Forum (SISF2023) unfolded at the prestigious 600th Anniversary Hall of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea, from November 1 to November 3, 2023. This forum served as a pivotal convergence point, fostering extensive discussions on cutting-edge developments and pivotal themes across photovoltaics, light-emitting diodes, hydrogen technologies, and optoelectronics.
To safeguard perovskite solar cells (PSCs) against their main sources of deterioration, which are humidity and oxygen, it is essential to employ a hermetic encapsulation. So, Marta Pereira will present her research titled “Hermetic encapsulation for an extended lifetime of printable perovskite solar devices”.
The breakthrough of perovskite solar cell technology relies on sustainable and low-cost upscaling of large-area modules through innovative processes. And so, the hashtag#CarbonClub will be the perfect stage for Luigi Vesce to give his presentation entitled “Out of glove-box meniscus coating of low-temperature perovskite solar modules”.
Despite achieving impressive efficiencies, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) still grapple with significant concerns about their long-term performance, which is a crucial obstacle to their commercialization. In response to this challenge, Uma kousalya Dangudubiyyam will present her research titled “Interfacial passivation to enhance the performance and stability of carbon-based perovskite solar cells”.
Toby Meyer, from Solaronix, joined the Carbon Club 2023 with a presentation entitled “The Fun and Challenges of all Printed Perovskite Modules”.
The Carbon Club Conference, a part of the DIAMOND project, served as a catalyst for collaboration and the advancement of carbon electrode-based perovskite solar cell technology. Bringing together leading scientists, researchers, and industry experts, the event fostered knowledge exchange and innovation.
The Carbon Club were honored to receive the submission of Prof. Gerrit Boschloo from Uppsala University.
Prof. Gerrit’s talk was entitled “Low-temperature processed carbon-based perovskite solar cells: effects of inclusion of a polymeric hole conductor and surface modifications”.
Hadi Mohammadzadeh, from Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE was accepted for an extended talk on “Modification and Lamination of Solvent-free Carbon Back-Electrodes for Fabrication of Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells”.