Project Summaries SOLAR-ERA.NET Joint Calls 1-4 (2012-2015)

Here you can find all SOLAR-ERA.NET Joint Calls 1 - 4 Summaries of the Funded Projects (in alphabetical order).

Reporting Project Acronym & Full Title
Project Coordinator & Institution
Project Partners

Summary

(Project completed)

ACCESS-CIGS - Atmospheric Cost Competitive Elemental Sulpho-Selenisation for CIGS Sebastian Simon Schmidt
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (DE)
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO) (NL)
  • Dr. Eberl MBE Komponenten GmbH (MBE) (DE)
  • Smit Thermal Solutions (NL)

Summary

(Project completed)

AER II - Industrialization and System Integration of the Aesthetic Energy Roof Concept Esther Philipse
AERspire B.V. (NL)
  • ECN (former SEAC) (NL)
  • Soltech (BE)
  • Heijmans N.V. (NL)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

ALCHEMI - A Low Cost, High Efficiency, Optoelectronic HCPV Module for 1000 Sun Operation Iwan Davies
IQE plc (UK)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Fraunhofer ISE) (DE)
  • University of Cyprus (CY)

Summary

(Project completed)

APPI - Atmospheric Pressure Processing for Industrial Solar Cells Pierre Saint-Cast
Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (DE)
  •  PROMES, CNRS (PROMES) (FR)
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia (UCPV) (ES)
  • Solar Capture Technologies Limited (SCT) (UK)
  • Schmid GmbH (Schmid) (DE)
  • Nines Photovoltaics (Nines) (IE)
  • Solvay Fluor GmbH (Solvay) (DE)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

Bifalo - Bifacial PV modules for lowest levelized cost of energy Joris Libal
International Solar Energy Research Center (ISC) Konstanz e.V. (DE)
  • Fraunhofer CSP (DE)
  • Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems GmbH (DE)
  • Apollon Solar (FR)
  • Jerusalem Center of Technology (IL)
  • SolaRound (IL)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

BIPVpod - Building Integrated Photovoltaics panels on demand Kai Gehrke
DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e. V. (DE)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE)
  • 3D-Micromac AG (DE)
  • Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (NL)
  • Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NL)
  • Wallvision B.V. (NL)
  • Rebor B.V. (NL)

Summary

(Project completed)

BLACK - Black Silicon and Defect Engineering for Highly Efficient Solar Cells and Modules

Hele Savin
Aalto University (Aalto) (FI)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (ES)
  • SolarWorld Innovations GmbH (SWIN) (DE)
  • Beneq Oy (FI)
  • Fortum Oyj (FI)
  • Okmetic Oyj (FI)
  • Cencorp Oy / Valoe Oy (FI)
  • Naps Solar Oy (NAPS) (FI)

Summary

(Project completed)

CNT-PV - Carbon Nanotube Hole-Transporting and Collecting Layers for Semi-Transparent, Flexible and Low-Cost Solid-State Photovoltaic Cells Gerrit Boschloo
Uppsala University (SE)
  • Dyenamo AB (SE)
  • Aalto University (FI)
  • Canatu Ltd (FI)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

DINAMIC - Dilute Nitride Based Concentrator Multijunction Solar Cells, with Efficiencies Over 47% Iwan Davies
IQE plc (UK)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
  • University Of Malaga (ES)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

DURACIS - Advanced Global Encapsulation Solutions for Long Term Stability in Industrial Flexible Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Photovoltaic Technology Alejandro Pérez-Rodríguez
Fundació Institut de Recerca de l’Energia de Catalunya (ES)
  • Ecopol Tech SL (ES)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR)
  • EDF R&D (FR)
  • Advanced Coatings & Construction Solutions scrl (BE)
  • Eliosys SA (BE)
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (DE)
  • Sunplugged GmbH (AT)
  • ISOVOLTAIC AG (AT)
  • Universität Innsbruck (AT)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

EDITOR - Evaluation of the Dispatchability of a Parabolic Trough Collector System with Concrete Storage John Mitchell
protarget AG (DE)
  • Solar institute Jülich (DE)
  • German Aerospace Centre (DLR) (DE)
  • CADE Soluciones de Ingeniería, S.L. (ES)
  • Cyprus University of Technology (CY)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

Enhance - Enhanced Rooftop PV Integration through Kinetic Storage and Wide Erea Monitoring Elias Kyriakides
University of Cyprus (CY)
  • Eletoyia (CY)
  • Chakratec Ltd. (IL)
  • PowerCom (IL)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

FrontCIGS - Re-Designing Front Window in Flexible CIGS Modules for
Cost-Effective Moisture Protection
Yaroslav Romanyuk
Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)
  • Flisom AG (CH)
  • TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (NL)
  • Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. (NL)
  • Sunplugged GmbH (AT)

Summary

(Project completed)

FunGlass – Multi-Functional Glass for PV Application Stephanie Malik
Fraunhofer Center for Silicon-Photovoltaics CSP (DE)
  • DA Glass (PL)
  • Fraunhofer CSP (DE)

Summary

(Project completed)

HESiTSC - High efficiency silicon based tandem solar cell PV module Yanting Sun
Royal Institute of Technology-KTH (SE)
  • Fundación Cener-Ciemat (ES)
  • Karlstad University (SE)
  • Tandem Sun AB (SE)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

HESTPV - High-Efficiency and Stable Tin-Based Perovskite Solar Cells Hendrik Jan Bolink
Universitat de València Estudi General (ES)
  • Linkoping University (SE)
  • Karlstad University (SE)
  • Weizmann Institute of Science (IL)
  • FLUXiM AG, Winterthur (CH)

Summary

(Project completed)

HighCast - High Performance Silicon Casting and Wafering Markus Rinio
Karlstad University (SE)
  • Fraunhofer ISE (DE)
  • PV Crystalox (DE)
  • AlzChem AG (DE)
  • Crystalox Ltd (UK)

Summary

(Project completed)

HIPER - High-Efficiency Si Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells Juan Martinez Pastor
Universitat de València Estudi General (ES)
  • iTechSolar (TR)
  • Energie Onderzoeks Centrum (ECN) (NL)
  • Tempress Systems B.V. (NL)
  • TNO (NL)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

HIPPO - High-Efficiency Poly-Si Passivated Contact Solar Cells and Modules Sebastian Mack
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (DE)
  • Schmid Group (DE)
  • Tempress Systems (NL)
  • Luvata Pori Oy (FI)
  • Specialized Technology Resources Espana (ES)

Summary

(Project completed)

Hvolt-PV - High voltage IBC photovoltaic i-Cells and modules Alain Straboni
S’Tile SA (FR)
  • International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz (DE)
  • University of Cyprus (CY)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

INFORPV - Innovative Forecasting PV Energy Yield Solution for Sustainable Large Scale Deployment Mike Green
M.G.Lightning Electrical Engineering (MGL) (IL)
  • Decision Makers Ltd (DM) (IL)
  • University of Cyprus (UCY) (CY)
  • Department of Meteorology (DOM) (CY)
  • Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) (CY)

Summary

(Project completed)

InGrid -High efficiency PV modules based on back-contact cells and novel interconnecting grid David Gómez Espina
Specialized Technology Resources España, S.A. (ES)
  • International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz e.V. (DE)
  • Fundación Prodintec (ES)
  • Gwent Electronic Materials (UK)

Summary

(Project completed)

InnoModu - Lead free modules with low silver content and innovative bus less cell grid Michael Schwark
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AT)
  • CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG (AT)
  • KIOTO Photovoltaics GmbH (AT)
  • Energetica Industries GmbH (AT)
  • Ulbrich of Austria GmbH (AT)
  • Teamtechnik Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH (DE)
  • Polytec PT (DE)

Summary

(Project completed)

INTESEM - Intelligent Solar Energy Management Pipeline from Cell to Grid

Riitta Ståhl
Fortum Oyj (FI)
  • Valoe (former Cencorp) (FI)
  • Ferroamp (SE)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

IPERMON - Innovative Performance Monitoring System for Improved Reliability and Optimized Levelized Cost of Electricity Jürgen Sutterlüti
Gantner Instruments Test & Measurement GmbH (AT)
  • University of Cyprus (UCY) (CY)

Summary

(Project completed)

LIMES - Light Innovative Materials for Enhanced Solar Efficiency

Stefan Karlsson
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (former Glafo AB) (SE)
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (ES)
  • Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company (UK)
  • Solar Capture Technologies Ltd (UK)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (former SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden AB) (SE)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

Liquid Si 2.0 - Liquid Phase Deposition of Functional Silicon Layers for Cost-Effective High Efficiency Solar Cells Michael Holthausen
Evonik Creavis GmbH (DE)
  • Technische Universität Graz Institut für Anorganische Chemie (AT)

Summary

(Project completed)

Monoscribe - Roll-to-Roll Monolithic Interconnection of Customizable Thin-film Solar Modules Andreas Zimmermann
Sunplugged GmbH (AT)
  • Sunnybag GmbH (AT)
  • Riegler Elektronik (AT)
  • Tyrolight (AT)
  • Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Konstruktion und Materialwissenschaften (AT)
  • Inkron (FI)
  • VTT Technologian Tutkimuskeskus- (FI)
  • Laser Systems GmbH (DE)
  • Munich Applied University- Laser Center (DE)

Summary

(Project completed)

NOVACOST - Non Vacuum Based Strategies for Cost Efficient Low Weight Chalcogenide Photovoltaics

Lionel Fourdrinier
Advanced Coatings & Construction Solutions sàrl (BE)
  • Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (ES)
  • Francisco Albero S.A.U (ES)
  • Uppsala University (SE)

Summary

(Project completed)

NovaZOlar - All-non-Vacuum Processed ZnO-based Buffer and Window Layers for CIGS Solar Cell Technology Yaroslav Romanyuk
Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (CH)
  • Flisom AG (CH)
  • CNRS - Centre national de la recherche scientifique (FR)
  • EDF (FR)
  • NEXCIS (exited project in April 2015) (FR)
  • ZSW - Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (DE)
  • Manz CIGS Technology GmbH (DE)
  • IREC - Fundacio Privada Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (ES)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

PEARL TF-PV - Performance and Electroluminescence Analysis on Reliability and Lifetime of Thin-Film Photovoltaics Vito Huhn
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (DE)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AT)
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NL)
  • Solar Tester (NL)
  • International Solar BV (KiesZon) (NL)
  • Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG (DE)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (DE)
  • crystalsol GmbH (AT)
  • eigenenergie.net (NL)
  • Straightforward (NL)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft (NL)

Summary

(Project completed)

PRooF - Competitive Industrialized Photovoltaic Roofing Olleper Hemlin
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SE)
  • Skanska Sverige AB (SE)
  • Solkompaniet Konsult Sverige AB (SE)
  • Glafo AB (SE)
  • SEML AB (SE)
  • Gaia Solar A/S (DK)

Summary

(Project completed)

PV me - Organic Photovoltaic Systems Integrated in Manufactured Building Elements Sjoerd Veenstra
ECN (NL)
  • Heliatek (DE)
  • Hoesch Bau-systeme (DE)
  • AGC Glass Europe (BE)
  • SAPA (BE)
  • Laborelec (BE)
  • Imec (BE)
  • Heliox (NL)
  • Akzo Nobel (NL)
  • TNO (Holst Centre) (NL)

Summary

(Project completed)

PV2GRID - A next generation grid side converter with advanced control and power quality capabilities Elias Kyriakides
University of Cyprus (CY)
  • Aalborg University (AAU) (DK)
  • Quantum Energy Corporation Limited (QE) (CY)

Summary

(Project completed)

PV4FACADES - Photovoltaics for High-Performance Building-Integrated Electricity Production Using High-Efficiency Back-Contact Silicon Modules Bart Geerligs
ECN (NL)
  • Tempress (NL)
  • Eurotron (NL)
  • Soltech (BE)
  • Wienerberger (BE)
  • Eternit (BE)
  • Imec (BE)
  • Eliosys (BE)
  • Sunlego (TR)
  • Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. (TR)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

Refined PV - Reduction of Losses by Ultra Fine Metallization and Interconnection Dominik Rudolph
International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz e.V. (DE)
  • Utilight Ltd. (IL)
  • Meyer Burger AG (CH)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

SIMON - Silicone Fluid Maintenance and Operation Christoph Hilgert
DLR, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DE)
  • Wacker Chemie AG (DE)
  • TÜV Nord Systems GmbH & Co.KG (DE)
  • TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH (DE)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas,Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) (ES)
  • Senior Flexonics GmbH (DE)
  • innogy SE (DE)
  • RIOGLASS SOLAR S.A. (ES)
  • flucon fluid control GmbH (DE)

Summary

(Project completed)

SITEF - Silicon Fluid Test Facility Christoph Hilgert
DLR, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DE)
  • Ciemat - Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (ES)
  • Wacker Chemie AG (DE)
  • TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH (DE)
  • Senior Flexonics GmbH (DE)
  • TÜV NORD SysTec GmbH & Co. KG (DE)

Summary

(Project completed)

SLAGSTOCK - Low-Cost Sustainable Thermal Energy Storage Systems Made of Recycled Steel Industry Waste

Iñigo Ortega
Centro de Investigacion COOP de Energias Alternativas CIC (ES)
  • Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) (CH)
  • IK4-AZTERLAN (IK4) (ES)
  • Arcelormittal Basque Country Research Centre (AMR&D) (ES)
  • Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) (DE)
  • SAS Tellus Ceram (TC) (FR)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

SNOOPI - Smart Network Control with Coordinated PV Infeed Thomas Ackermann
Energynautics GmbH (DE)
  • EWR Netz GmbH (DE)
  • Fronius International GmbH (AT)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

SolFieOpt - Optimal Heliostat Fields for Solar Tower Power Plants Mark Schmitz
TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH (TSK Flagsol) (DE)
  • RWTH Acchen University (DE)
  • University of Seville (ES)

Summary

(Project completed)

SPRINTCELL - Sulfide-based Ink for Printable Earth-Abundant Solar Cell Rachmat Adhi Wibowo
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AT)
  • Frimeco Produktions GmbH (AT)
  • PMT Powder Processing GmbH (AT)
  • Printed Electronics Ltd. (UK)

Summary

(Project ongoing)

THESEUS - Tandem High Efficiency Solar Cells Utilizing III-V Semiconductors on Silicon Iwan Davies
IQE plc (UK)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) (ES)
  • DHV Tecnología (DHV) (ES)

Summary

(Project completed)

U-light - Entwicklung von neuartigen Solarmodulen mit geringem Gewicht, integrierten Bypassdioden, hoher Effizienz und niedrigen Kosten für die Systemintegration Andreas Schneider
International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz (DE)
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences – ZHAW (CH)
  • ISOVOLTAIC AG (AT)
  • Polymer competence Center Leoben GmbH PCCL (AT)