SCALENANO

Development and scale-up of nanostructured based materials and processes for low cost high efficiency chalcogenide based photovoltaics

 Coordinatore FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA 

 Organization address address: C/ JARDINS DE LES DONES DE NEGRE 1
city: SANT ADRIA DE BESOS
postcode: 8930

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francisco
Cognome: Hernandez Ramirez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34933562615
Fax: 34933563802

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 10˙023˙295 €
 EC contributo 7˙541˙468 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-ENERGY-2011
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-02-01   -   2015-07-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA

 Organization address address: C/ JARDINS DE LES DONES DE NEGRE 1
city: SANT ADRIA DE BESOS
postcode: 8930

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Francisco
Cognome: Hernandez Ramirez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34933562615
Fax: 34933563802

ES (SANT ADRIA DE BESOS) coordinator 1˙177˙371.76
2    NEXCIS

 Organization address address: ZONE INDUSTRIELLE AVENUE CELESTIN COCQ 190
city: ROUSSET
postcode: 13790

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Céline
Cognome: Plomion
Email: send email
Telefono: 33442681943

FR (ROUSSET) participant 1˙118˙204.90
3    EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

 Organization address address: Ueberlandstrasse 129
city: DUEBENDORF
postcode: 8600

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Sandro
Cognome: Poloni
Email: send email
Telefono: 41587654392
Fax: 41587654016

CH (DUEBENDORF) participant 1˙073˙499.84
4    UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

 Organization address address: AVENUE DE LA FAIENCERIE 162 A
city: LUXEMBOURG-VILLE
postcode: 1511

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Phillip
Cognome: Dale
Email: send email
Telefono: 3524670000000
Fax: 3524670000000

LU (LUXEMBOURG-VILLE) participant 948˙819.20
5    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stephanie
Cognome: Thollon
Email: send email
Telefono: 33438789732
Fax: 33438785132

FR (PARIS 15) participant 618˙235.50
6    FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

 Organization address address: Kaiserswertherstrasse 16-18
city: BERLIN
postcode: 14195

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Tanja
Cognome: Binder
Email: send email
Telefono: 493084000000
Fax: 493084000000

DE (BERLIN) participant 578˙753.00
7    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH

 Organization address address: Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1
city: BERLIN
postcode: 14109

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Van Issern
Email: send email
Telefono: 4930810000000

DE (BERLIN) participant 380˙767.22
8    SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA (SUPSI)

 Organization address address: STABILE LE GERRE
city: MANNO
postcode: 6928

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Quadri
Cognome: Gianfrance
Email: send email
Telefono: 410587000000
Fax: 41586666349

CH (MANNO) participant 376˙832.00
9    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Giles
Cognome: Machell
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 2031083020
Fax: +44 2078132849

UK (LONDON) participant 332˙148.33
10    FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

 Organization address address: VIA MOREGO 30
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Alessandra
Cognome: Gastaldi
Email: send email
Telefono: 393901000000000

IT (GENOVA) participant 305˙400.00
11    THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

 Organization address address: University Park
city: NOTTINGHAM
postcode: NG7 2RD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Cartledge
Email: send email
Telefono: 441160000000
Fax: 441160000000

UK (NOTTINGHAM) participant 304˙971.27
12    INNOVATIVE MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES Ltd

 Organization address address: FARADAY BUILDING 7
city: Nottingham
postcode: NG7 2QP

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jean
Cognome: Hill
Email: send email
Telefono: 441159000000

UK (Nottingham) participant 192˙732.48
13    SEMILAB FELVEZETO FIZIKAI LABORATORIUM RESZVENYTARSASAG

 Organization address address: PRIELLE KORNELIA UTCA 2
city: BUDAPEST
postcode: 1117

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Hudák
Cognome: Nóra
Email: send email
Telefono: 3615054690
Fax: 3615054695

HU (BUDAPEST) participant 75˙870.00
14    MERCK KGAA

 Organization address address: Frankfurter Strasse 250
city: DARMSTADT
postcode: 64293

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ted
Cognome: Stampfer
Email: send email
Telefono: 496152000000
Fax: 496152000000

DE (DARMSTADT) participant 57˙862.50

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'This project will exploit the potential of chalcogenide based thin film photovoltaic technologies for the development and scale-up of new processes based on nanostructured materials for the production of high efficiency and low cost photovoltaic devices and modules compatible with mass production requirements. Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 (CIGS) chalcogenide based devices have the highest efficiency of all thin film PV technologies, having recently achieved a record value of 20.3% at cell level. These technologies have already entered the stage of mass production, with commercial modules that provide stable efficiencies in the 11-12% range, and a predicted world-side production capacity over 2 GW/a for 2011.

However, current production methods in CIGS industrial technologies typically rely on costly, difficult to control (over large surfaces) vacuum-based deposition processes that are known for low material utilisation of 30-50%. This compromises the potential reduction of material costs inherent to thin film technologies.

At the forefront of this, the SCALENANO project proposes the development of alternative environmental friendly and vacuum free processes based on the electrodepositon of nanostructured precursors with the objective to achieve a much more efficient exploitation of the cost saving and efficiency potential of CIGS based PV. The project also includes the exploration and development of alternative new processes with very high potential throughput and process rate based in the use of printing techniques with novel nanoparticle ink formulations and new cost effective deposition techniques, that will allow proposing an industrial roadmap for the future generation of chalcogenide based cells and modules'

Introduzione (Teaser)

EU-funded scientists are developing photovoltaic technologies based on chalcogenide elements in their quest to further reduce the manufacturing cost of solar modules.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) photovoltaics (PV) is one of the three main PV thin-film technologies used in solar cells. Despite having already entered the mass production stage, it currently relies on expensive and difficult to control vacuum-based deposition processes.

Scientists initiated the http://www.scalenano.eu/ SCALENANO project to develop a non-vacuum-based alternative with environmentally friendly processes based on nanoparticle electrodeposition of the precursor material. This process results in better precursor lateral homogeneity.

Project members are focusing on improving solar cell architectures by growing zinc oxide nanorod arrays on a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer by electrodeposition. In situ, online quality control and monitoring techniques are being developed to scale up non-vacuum processes in large-area substrates.

Besides electrodeposition, researchers are working on validating and developing alternative processes to produce the next generation of chalcogenide-based cells and modules. Electrostatic spray-assisted vapour deposition (ESAVD) and chemical vapour deposition were some of the methods showing the greatest promise. Kesterite absorber materials were evaluated for their suitability as replacement material for the scarcely available indium in future thin-film solar cells.

Scientists have already identified precursor systems for further optimisation and reliably produced them using easily scalable technology. They have successfully demonstrated an efficiency of up to 12 % in a CIGS electrodeposited layer on a 30 x 60 cm2 area. A kesterite device from electrodeposited metal precursors has been developed and chalcogenide layers based on ESAVD have also been deposited on a glass substrate. Furthermore, the first TCOs have been synthesised by employing electrodeposition, ESAVD or chemical bath deposition.

SCALENANO plans to deliver low-cost deposition technology for depositing functional PV thin-film layers. The end products are expected to demonstrate efficient energy conversion at significantly reduced costs compared to conventional deposition methods.

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