Horizon EUROPE

Diamond

Ultra-stable, highly efficient, low-cost perovskite photovoltaics with minimised environmental impact

Consortium

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Work Packages

Each Work Package has its own set of ambicious goals. 

News & Events

The Carbon Club Conference will be the first DIAMOND event, 11-12 Oct 2023!

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About DIAMOND

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.

Our Mission

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Stability

DIAMOND will develop novel hermetic encapsulation approaches and highly stable device designs to achieve unprecedent stability.

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Low-cost

A fully printable module architecture allows rapid industrial up-scaling and local production in the EU, thereby reducing manufacturing costs.

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Efficiency

High efficiencies will be achieved by developing cutting edge α-FAPbI3 phase-stabilized perovskite, multifunctional molecularly engineered additives and more.

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Sustainability

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

Universities

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.”

William Ramsay

Latest News

Celebrating Women in Science

Celebrating Women in Science

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s reflect on the strides we’ve made towards gender equality in the scientific field while recognizing the work that still lies ahead.

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DIAMOND & TESTARE UNITE: PhD School on Perovskite PV

DIAMOND & TESTARE UNITE: PhD School on Perovskite PV

This event, set to take place in Freiburg (Germany), from April 15th to 17th, promises a remarkable lineup of expert speakers and engaging activities for participants.
Attendees can look forward to immersing themselves in a wealth of knowledge with ten expert lectures covering various aspects of perovskite photovoltaics. Additionally, the school will feature two highly coveted poster awards, generously sponsored by SolarRRL (Wiley) and FLUXiM AG.

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The DIAMOND Prototype

The DIAMOND Prototype

𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗥𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗦 𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡?

Among many factors, the convergence of diverse perspectives stands out as an undeniable catalyst.

At the heart of the DIAMOND Horizon EU Project consortium is a dynamic collective of bright and proactive young researchers driven by a shared passion for advancing the photovoltaic landscape.

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SAB Meeting

SAB Meeting

In a recent meeting with the Scientific Advisory Board, the Diamond-Horizon EU Project consortium reviewed the accomplishments and advancements achieved in the crucial first year of the project. The consortium had the privilege of welcoming Lars Stolt from Evolar | First Solar participating in person, while the proceedings were recorded for Mike McGehee (University of Colorado Boulder) and Philipp Kratzert (Solarwatt, Germany) to provide their feedback remotely.

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M12 Meeting

M12 Meeting

Celebrating a Year of Collaborative Excellence at DIAMOND!

As DIAMOND wraps up its first year, we came together for a festive online gathering to reflect on achievements, discuss new opportunities, and share a few surprises. Despite the virtual setting, the DIAMOND team, comprised of over 30 dedicated participants, demonstrated resilience, innovation, and a collaborative spirit that defines our journey.

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M12 Achievements

M12 Achievements

𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗗𝗜𝗔𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗗 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁!

We are thrilled to share the remarkable achievements of the Diamond-Horizon EU Project, showcasing the collaborative efforts and impactful contributions from our international partners.

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Luigi Vesce @ SAIPHO23

Luigi Vesce @ SAIPHO23

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.

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Maria Loi @ SISF 2023

Maria Loi @ SISF 2023

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.

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M. Pereira @Carbon Club

M. Pereira @Carbon Club

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”.

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