WG4 focusses on production, optimisation and analysis of lab scale devices. This group will aim to both improve performance and understand loss mechanisms for a “typical” cell implementation route i.e. rigid stand-alone structures for use under AM1.5 solar illumination. Assessment will be made of most promising materials and those which have potential for upscaling to industrial production. Provisional approaches to module encapsulation and demonstrator mini modules will be developed. Discussion and regular communication with industrial collaborators will enable routes with direct industrial relevance to be prioritised. Separate fabrication approaches will be developed for “non-standard” device implementation routes such as BIPV, semi-transparent PV, indoor PV, flexible/lightweight cells, top/bottom cell structures for tandem devices and solar driven water splitting for hydrogen production. These alternative device applications are able to utilise the same materials but require different considerations to standard module applications. Material selection will be tailored to the application which will entail associated changes in fabrication and optimisation procedures (linked to WG3). Collaborative discussion with relative industry will enable key challenges and targets to be identified for each particular application. Information on all developed device structures will be provided to WG6 to enable preparation of cost and lifecycle analysis.
The main tasks of the WG4 is:
To develop new device structures and concepts for solar power generation from thin film chalcogenide materials.
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.
The European Green Deal directives endorse the development of new renewable energy concepts using non-toxic materials with low environmental impact and low greenhouse gas emissions. To meet this goal, RENEW-PV brings together leading and pioneering academic and industry researchers from across Europe and worldwide, targeting to pool current and stimulate further research development and deployment of emerging inorganic chalcogenide thin-film PV technologies.
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