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6 May 2021

ETIP PV Annual Conference video presentation : ‘Solar PV Big & Beyond’ – Delivering the 2030 Climate Targets

The program of the #ETIPPV Annual Conference ‘Solar PV Big & Beyond’ is out. Register for free at to find out how new developments in #PV can not only make us #Fitfor55 but also how they can contribute to achieving climate neutrality in Europe before 2050. ‘The world knows that #solarenergy is a key…

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30 April 2021

Discover the 4 divisions of our platform!

With its four divisions, the IPVF technological platform gives access to state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, know-how and research tools for researchers, startups or corporations from all horizons. Our 40 000 ft² cleanroom houses more than 100 tools that allow for an original multi-scale and multi-parameter approach of complex objects. Thus we can provide a unique expertise…

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23 April 2021

Earth Day, Thursday April 22, 2021

On the occasion of Earth Day, Thursday April 22, 2021, the CNRS is offering a selection of research to “fix” the world. Indeed, if scientists deliver diagnoses on environmental crises, they also try to bring solutions which, without pretending to save the world, can contribute to mitigate the effects and help us to adapt to…

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12 April 2021

Measuring the active dopant concentration at nanoscale !

Doping, a fundamental property of semiconductor devices can be measured at nanoscale thanks to long term developments made by IPVF-C2N researchers. In a twin papers published in Phys. Rev. Applied they report how to calibrate cathodeluminescence (CL) measurements to analyze p-type and n-type GaAs thin films over a wide range of carrier concentrations (2×1017 to…

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IPVF at the Tandem PV Workshop – April 13th – 16th 2021

Photovoltaics (PV) is rapidly becoming one of the most important energy sources for a clean and widespread energy supply. In 2019 alone, 120GWp of PV capacity was installed globally. Every country has now realized that PV is not only the best solution ecologically, but also increasingly economically, with an average levelized cost of electricity (LCOE)…

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7 April 2021

Save the date – live webinar le 6 mai 2021 à 9h: le photovoltaïque au cœur des objets connectés

Le photovoltaïque au cœur des objets connectés: un webinaire pour faire le point sur l’état de la technologie, l’industrialisation et les marchés potentiels. Avec la participation de : Brice CRUCHON, CEO de DRACULA TECHNOLOGIES, Luc ENGRAND, EMEA Senior Sales Director de E-PEAS, Anne LABOURET, CEO de SOLEMS, Pere ROCA i CABARROCAS, Directeur scientifique de l’IPVF. Système…

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1 April 2021

ETIP PV Annual Conference : ‘Solar PV Big & Beyond’ – Delivering the 2030 Climate Targets

The program of the #ETIPPV Annual Conference ‘Solar PV Big & Beyond’ is out. Register for free at to find out how new developments in #PV can not only make us #Fitfor55 but also how they can contribute to achieving climate neutrality in Europe before 2050. Day 1 – 19 May 2021 – 2…

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26 March 2021

World Water Day at IPVF: Raising awareness on the global water crisis

Monday 22 March 2021 – Researchers from IPVF gathered to raise awareness and discuss about water-related issues. The World Water Day at IPVF started off with an introductory presentation by PhD student Cécilia Tel from the ImproveForce, who highlighted the importance of freshwater in our society, particularly in agriculture (70% of global freshwater use). An…

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Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, directeur général de l’IPVF, nouveau lauréat du classement #Choiseul100 2021

Nous sommes très fiers de voir Roch Drozdowski-Strehl intégrer le classement Choiseul mettant en lumière les jeunes dirigeants qui, par leur activité et leur expertise, jouent ou sont appelés à jouer un rôle majeur dans l’économie française. Cette nomination est la reconnaissance de la valeur de l’engagement de l’Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France (IPVF) qui place l’excellence…

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18 March 2021

Launch of the new European Innovation Council

Ce jour, le 18 mars, avait lieu la cérémonie officielle de lancement de l’EIC – Conseil Européen de l’Innovation, dont le rôle est d’aider à décloisonner Recherche Fondamentale et Retombées Sociales par une action européenne coordonnée. « L’Europe de demain sera technologique » a déclaré Monsieur le Président Emmanuel Macron : cet événement marque une…

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World Recycling Day: IPVF joins forces with RECYGO / VERSOO

Always keen to reaffirm its commitment to reducing its environmental impact, the IPVF has decided to set up recycling of its surgical masks with RECYGO and VERSOO. After collection at our Institute, the masks are disinfected and recycled. Thanks to the dedicated customer area we can track our environmental performance. Finally, VERSOO is a real…

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16 March 2021

The IPVF Newsletter – March 2021

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8 March 2021

IPVF UNITE – technologies & applications: cellules solaires à pérovskites

Organisé dans le cadre du club IPVF UNITE, le Webinaire du 2 Mars consacré aux cellules solaires à pérovskites a donné le coup d’envoi d’une série dans laquelle nous allons aborder les nouvelles technologies photovoltaïques et leurs applications. La pérovskite est un cristal sensible à la lumière, qui permet la production d’électricité et dont l’utilisation…

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L’IPVF fait croître les hétérostructures photovoltaïques de demain dans ses salles blanches !

Notre bâti de MBE (épitaxie par jets moléculaires) permet de produire des cristaux à base de Ga, Al, In, As, P dopés au Si ou Be. Les cellules solaires III-V qui en sont issues présentent des performances à l’état de l’art, avec par exemple une efficacité certifiée de 18.7% 🏅 pour un nouveau design d’hétérojonction…

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2 March 2021

ETIP PV Expert input paper – Eco-Design & Energy labelling for photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems in the EU

The recommendations presented in the Expert Input Paper are the result of a Joint Mission Group of Solar Industry Experts and Researchers, building on the findings of the European Commission Preparatory Study for Eco-Design, Energy Labelling, Green Public Procurement and Ecolabelling. The findings of the Expert Input Paper aim to support the criteria development process…

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24 February 2021

Ultrathin solar cells: towards tomorrow’s photovoltaics | CNRS report with the participation of IPVF

Flexible solar cells that are a thousand times thinner than commercial silicon cells with the same efficiency: this is the feat of two CNRS researchers who have developed a trap to “capture” light.

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23 February 2021

SolarPower Europe and EIT InnoEnergy launched today the European Solar Initiative

Towards EU’s recovery, energy transition & solar cells manufacturing: SolarPower Europe and EIT InnoEnergy have launched today the European Solar Initiative supported by Commissioners Thierry Breton and Kadri Simson, as well as French Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher. The European Solar Initiative, an industry-led effort supported by the European Commission, aims to scale up the solar PV…

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Save the date – Solar PV Big & Beyond – Delivering 2030 climate targets | ETIP PV Annual Conference

As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission proposed in September 2020 to raise the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, including emissions and removals, to at least 55% compared to 1990. The Annual conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics will discuss the challenges of delivering these 2030 climate targets…

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12 February 2021

Aleksandra Bojar: best ePoster presentation prize at School on Fundamentals of Emerging Solar Cells

Kudos to Aleksandra Bojar from Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France (IPVF) 👏💪🚀 Aleksandra just won the Best ePoster presentation prize at School on Fundamentals of Emerging Solar Cells #PVSCHOOL Presenting: Direct Interface Between c-Si and #Perovskite – Study of Materials’ Compatibility for #Tandem Applications

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11 February 2021

Reportage France Culture for “La Méthode Scientifique” at the IPVF’s ALD laboratory

How does photovoltaic energy work and what are the principles on which its production is based? What are the advantages and limitations of this technology? How is research being mobilized to improve photovoltaic performance? A discussion broadcast on February 10, 2021 in which Nathanaelle Schneider, a chemical researcher specializing in the design and development of…

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8 February 2021

Save the date – live webinar le 2 mars 2021 à 11h: les cellules solaires à pérovskites

Cellules solaires à pérovskites: un webinar pour faire le point sur l’état de la technologie, l’industrialisation et les marchés potentiels. Avec la participation de : Emmanuelle DELEPORTE, Professeure des Universités à l’ENS Paris Saclay, Jean ROUSSET, Responsable du programme de recherche cellules tandem pérovskites à l’IPVF Samy ALMOSNI, Chercheur et David FORGACS Directeur knowledge management chez Saule Technologies (Pologne). En 2012,…

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15 January 2021

Announcement of appointment: Gérard Creuzet – IPVF Chairman

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gérard CREUZET to the position of Chairman of IPVF – Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France, as of 1 January 2021. Gérard Creuzet began his career as a teacher-researcher in solid-state physics. After studying at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (agrégation de physique 1976), he obtained a PhD in…

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24 December 2020

The IPVF Newsletter – December 2020

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16 December 2020

Lancement du club IPVF UNITE: les résultats de notre enquête sur les services que vous attendez.

Lancement du club IPVF UNITE: merci de votre participation à notre enquête ! Voici ce que nous avons appris sur les services que vous attendez. Le 19 novembre, l’IPVF a annoncé la création du club IPVF UNITE. Il s’agit pour nous de rassembler les acteurs du photovoltaïque autour de projets d’innovation, et de construire ensemble…

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25 November 2020

Interview de Nathanaelle Schneider, chercheuse en chimie | Talents CNRS

#TalentsCNRS Nathanaelle Schneider, Médaille de bronze @CNRS est chercheuse à @IPVF_institute (@CNRS/@ChimieParisTech/@Polytechnique). Spécialisée dans le #design elle développe de nouveaux matériaux pour le #photovoltaïque@INC_CNRS

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24 November 2020

Académie des Sciences, prize for the application of science to industry – Prix Ivan Peychès is awarded to Daniel Lincot, CNRS research director.

The prize is awarded to Daniel Lincot, CNRS Research Director.He has been conducting research on photovoltaic solar energy since 1978. He is at the origin of innovations in the field of thin film processes and materials. He has also made a decisive contribution to structuring the field at the research-industry interface with the creation of…

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23 November 2020

IPVF invité par Thomas Hugues à l’émission BSMART

L’IPVF remercie très chaleureusement BSMART et Thomas HUGUES qui ont invité Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, directeur général IPVF pour présenter la manière dont nos équipes articulent business & développements technologiques pour leurs clients 🚀

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19 November 2020

Lancement du club IPVF UNITE – communiqué de presse

L’IPVF lance le club IPVF UNITE pourrassembler les acteurs du photovoltaïque autour de projets d’innovation et construire la filière de demain À l’IPVF – Institut  Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France, nous sommes convaincus qu’allier science, réseau et collaboration est essentiel pour bâtir la nouvelle filière du photovoltaïque en Europe. C’est pourquoi nous avons créé IPVF UNITE. IPVF UNITE,…

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17 November 2020

9th NextPV Workshop online edition organised by IPVF & C2N – Nov 24-27 2020

The 9th NextPV Workshop will take place online, from Nov. 24th to 27th 2020 ! Japanese and French partners will present their latest results during this event, which will cover their subjects of interest: from material to photovoltaic devices, also including systems and characterization. To attend the event, get the detailed program or any other…

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3 November 2020

C2N, IPVF and LAAS publish a review of ultrathin solar cells in Nature Energy

Ever thinner solar cells Thickness reduction can be a key element in the quest for cheaper and more efficient solar cells. Making solar cells at least 10 times thinner than commercial ones would save material, reduce manufacturing costs, and enable new applications due to their greater flexibility. In a review on ultrathin solar cells published…

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