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”.
This year, the team from Uppsala University, led by Prof. Gerrit Boschloo, actively participated in SciFest 2023. Their involvement aimed to showcase the ongoing work within the DIAMOND Horizon EU Project, such as innovative technology such as perovskite solar modules.
Jeffrey Capitão from the University of Porto contributed a talk titled “Upscaling Photoelectrochemical Cells: The Challenge and the Challenger.” His presentation shed light on cutting-edge developments in the field, contributing to the overall discourse and fostering collaboration.
Dyenamo congratulated the PSCO conference organizers and all the participants for three intense days in Oxford with vivid discussions regarding perovskite solar cells!
One noteworthy presentation was delivered by Jan Christoph Goldschmidt from the University of Marburg. His talk, titled “The Resource Demand of TW-scale Perovskite Photovoltaics,” captivated the audience, offering valuable insights into the resource implications of large-scale perovskite photovoltaic applications. The conference provided a rich exchange of ideas, contributing to the collective understanding of this rapidly evolving field.
At the recent PSCO 2023 conference, Maurizio Stefanelli from the University of Rome Tor Vergata and CHOSE Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, presented a poster titled “Industrially Compatible FAPI Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules Fabrication by Meniscus Coating Technique.”
Hafez Nikbakht, from University of Rome Tor Vergata and CHOSE Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy, showcased his groundbreaking research with a poster presentation titled “Spray-coating of mesoporous TiO2 for scaling up perovskite solar cell.”
The International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR) stands as a well-established triennial event, meticulously organized by a Portuguese Higher Education Institution and the Portuguese Engineers Association. Its primary objective is to convene experts in chemical or biological engineering and related fields, facilitating the exchange of knowledge, scientific insights, and technological applications across academic, manufacturing, scientific, and technical communities.
The distinguished gathering included a lecture by Stéphane Cros, representing Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA). His presentation, titled “Perovskite PV: From Intrinsic Stability to Encapsulation Challenges,” provided valuable perspectives on the intrinsic stability of perovskite photovoltaics and the challenges associated with their encapsulation.
Luigi Vesce eas invited to the mini-colloquium “Materials and devices for solar and thermal to electrical energy conversion” organized in the framework of the CMD30 – FisMat 2023 conference in Milan, delivering the talk “Ambient air meniscus coating of efficient and sustainable perovskite solar modules”.
The collaborative conference between FisMat, the biennial gathering of the Italian community in condensed matter physics, optics, liquids, and soft matter, and CMD, the biennial conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society, is scheduled to take place at the Politecnico di Milano and the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, from September 4 to 8, 2023.
Maria A. Loi participated in The Smart and Energy Materials session, delivering a presentation titled “Opportunity and challenges of Sn-based metal halide perovskites.” This session focused on the design, synthesis, and characterization of materials with enhanced responses to external stimuli, suitable for applications in electrochemistry, electronics, optoelectronics, and electromechanics.
In July, Universidade do Porto hosted the “Universidade Júnior” (Junior University) event, with Prof. Adélio Mendes taking the lead in organizing activities within the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto.
Gerrit Boschloo, a distinguished professor in physical chemistry at Uppsala University, made a notable contribution at HOPV2023, where he presented a poster titled “Origin of High Performance of SnO2 Electron Transport Layers in Perovskite Solar Cells.”
The Co-organizers of the Carbon Club gathered at the International Conference on Hybrid & Organic Photovoltaics 2023, in London.
We are thrilled to announce that Maria Antonietta Loi, a distinguished expert in photophysics and optoelectronics, just delivered a captivating talk titled “Carbazole Based Self-Assembled Monolayer as Hole Transport Layer for Efficient and Stable Pb/Sn Perovskite Solar Cells” at the prestigious 15th International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV2023).
Lukas Wagner, a distinguished senior scientist from The Philipp University of Marburg, captivated the audience at the esteemed #HOPV2023 conference with his compelling oral presentation titled “Are there enough materials for terawatt-scale perovskite PV?”.
Maria Antonietta Loi, a leading expert in photophysics and optoelectronics, will be a part of the upcoming EMRS Spring Meeting – Symposium (B) on Materials for Energy Conversion Systems: Fundamentals, designs, and applications.
We were thrilled to have Toby Meyer, CEO of Solaronix, participate in the highly anticipated JPH2023 in Biarritz, France, from May 31st to June 2nd.
Renowned in the solar energy sector, Toby Meyer played a pivotal role at Solaronix, contributing significantly to the advancement of perovskite solar cells. His expertise added substantial value to JPH2023, providing attendees with valuable insights.
We are thrilled to share that Maria Antonietta Loi, a renowned expert in photophysics and optoelectronics from the University of Groningen, was invited speaker at the recently concluded NIPHO23 Conference on Thin Film Photovoltaics and Perovskite Photonics and Optoelectronics.
The University of Porto hosted DIAMOND’s in-person project meeting, at their own facilities. The meeting was attended by Uli Würfel, Dmitry Bogachuk and Berit Brauer from Fraunhofer ISE; Fuguo Zhang from Dyenamo; Maria Antoinetta Loi and Lorenzo Di Maria from the University of Groningen; Sebastiano Bellani from BeDimensional; Gerrit Boschloo and Bowen Yang from Uppsala University; Luigi Vesce from the University of Tor Vergata; Adélio Mendes, Seyedali Emami, Dzmitry Ivanou, Paula Dias, Jorge Martins, Rúben Madureira, Marta Pereira, Eliana Loureiro and Diana Mesquita from the University of Porto; Tiago Lagarteira and Carolina Hora from Pixel Voltaic; Jan Christoph Goldschmidt from the University of Marburg; Stéphane Cros from CEA; Yong Ding from EPFL and Stéphanie Narbey from Solaronix.
DIAMOND’s kick-off meeting was hosted by the coordinators of the project, Fraunhofer ISE, at their own facilities. The meeting was attended by Bernardo Abello Garcia, Project Officer; Dmitry Bogachuk, Berit Brauer, Markus Kohlstädt and Uli Würfel, Fraunhofer ISE; Henrik Pettersson from Dyenamo; Maria Antoinetta Loi and Lorenzo Di Maria from the University of Groningen; Francesco Bonaccorso from BeDimensional; Gerrit Boschloo from Uppsala University; Luigi Vesce from the University of Tor Vergata; Seyedali Emami from the University of Porto; Tiago Lagarteira from Pixel Voltaic; Jan Christoph Goldschmidt from the University of Marburg; Stéphane Cros from CEA; Fatemeh Ansari from EPFL and Stéphanie Narbey from Solaronix.