Investing to be prepared for the future

IPVF’s research program embraces collaborative projects which are designed to enhance performances, reduce costs and improve photovoltaic module lifespan. The aim is, firstly, to improve currently-existing module production processes but also and, above all, to develop breakthrough technologies

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Assess

Economy & Market assesment

Determine the most promising technologies, with the best compromise between efficiency, cost and maturity. Analyse market opportunities to drive our research programs.

 

Manager: Lars Oberbeck

Open

Solar-to-fuel

Explore photoelectrochemistry and material sciences to develop solar-made fuels such as green hydrogen.

 

Manager: David Ayme-Perrot

Develop

Perovksite on Silicon tandem modules for industrialization

Develop a wafer-size demonstrator of high efficiency and low-cost Perovskite on Silicon Tandem module, able to reach commercial viability.

 

Manager: Jean Rousset

Develop

Low-cost III/V on Silicon tandem cells

Develop low-cost III-V on Silicon Tandem solar cells, reducing significantly production costs.

 

Manager: Stéphane Collin

Explore

Proof of Concepts of innovative breakthroughs

Explore innovative concepts to reach photovoltaics full potential, and integrate them smartly in the daily environment.

 

Manager: Jean-François Guillemoles

Improve/Support

Characterization, Reliability and Modelling

Develop and apply inventive techniques of characterization, modelling and reliability, in order to understand materials and devices, and improve their performances.

 

Managers: Jean-Paul Kleider / Philip Schulz

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