Aixtron announced that it will be pushing forward with research on perovskite solar cells within the “PeroBOOST” project together with University of Cologne, Enerthing, Lunovu, SOLUXX, the Center for Organic Electronics Cologne (ZOEK), the Fraunhofer ISE Laboratory and Service Center Gelsenkirchen, and Duisburg-Essen University.
The basis for this three-year project (03/2016-02/2019) is the discovery of the superb properties of organo-perovskite materials for efficient solar cells. The “PeroBOOST” project will be focusing above all on two aspects and aiming to develop these further: Efficient and stable lead-free perovskite solar cells, and scaling up methods and techniques.
To this end, the project will investigate and develop two industrial production processes, namely vacuum coating and wet-chemical roll-to-roll coating. The aim of the project is to investigate the stability of the solar cells and to develop processes and materials to enhance stability. For initial applications, the aim is to achieve a lifetime of 3-5 years.
“PeroBOOST” is being supported with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020.