Harnessing energy is one of the key challenges facing the scientific community.

To cope with the impacts of climate change, renewable energies have established themselves, along with other sources of carbon-free energy, as one of the alternatives open to us.

Among these, solar energy has decisive advantages: inexhaustible for serving human needs, accessible to everyone and available in great quantities.
Today, it appears obvious that the photovoltaic sector will be one of the preferred building blocks for energy transition.

An institute for energy transition

IPVF is supported by the French State within the “Investissements d’Avenir” (Investments for the Future) programme. Its regulatory authority is the French Secrétariat Général Pour l’Investissement (SGPI) (General Secretariat for Investment) which is one of the Prime Minister’s Departments.

IPVF was granted the status of Institut pour la Transition énergétique (ITE) (Institute for Energy Transition) by the SGPI.

Under this umbrella, it benefits from financial support from the Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir (PIA) (Investment for the Future Programme) headed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) (National Research Agency), in the form of a €18.5M grant over the first six years of its existence.

Service proposal

Scientific coworking

The desire to pool together talents is part of the Institute’s DNA.
To host new partners on the premises, an entire floor has been set aside exclusively for potential newcomers via an office and laboratory lease offer.
IPVF proposes a flexible, across-the-board range of scientific and technical services tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, corporate groups and research institutes which wish to pursue their R&D projects.

Latest news from IPVF

Pr. Henry Snaith Visit

January 21st, We were very pleased to welcome Pr Henry Snaith to discuss possible collaboration opportunities on perovskite solar cell fabrication and characterization Henry Snaith...

IPVF Sets New Efficiency Record for III-V Solar Cells for Tandem Application

IPVF has just developed and patented a new solar cell architecture in III-V material by MBE growth (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) This new cell, made of AlGaAs and InGaP, achieved a conv...

IPVF, partner of JNPV

The 2018 edition of the JNPV, National Photovoltaic Days, was held from 4 to 7 December in Dourdan This was an opportunity for the French photovoltaic community to meet, share and ...

IPVF-INES joint thesis awarded at the E-MRS Spring 2018 conference

IPVF and CEA-LITEN (INES2 Institute for Energy Transition) have joined forces to study polysilicon passivated contacts for future industrial silicon solar cells This work is the su...

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