EPFL is a Switzerland-based technical university and research center. EPFL is focuses on three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer. EPFL works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public.
Fluxim, based in Switzerland, is a provider of R&D tools to the photovoltaic and OLED industries. Fluxim offers two products, the simulation software (SETFOS) and the measurement platform (PAIOS).
Fluxim's software product was designed to simulate light-absorption in thin film solar cells (organic and inorganic) as well as charge generation, transport and recombination. In addition Setfos is used to model light-outcoupling from OLEDs and other thin film light emitting devices.
The Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) is a research center that studies complex systems of materials that contribute to dealing with challenges like energy transition.
Korver Corp. was an American company with offices in California and China. Its mission was to develop high-efficiency perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with sufficiently large area and long lifetime to be commercially manufactured.
These solar cells were planned to be significantly more efficient than typical silicon-based solar cells, with efficiency up to around 30-40% (compared to silicon-based which is 21-22%). Korver has reportedly modified the silicon material for its use as bottom solar cell, which optimized the design of the overall system, and the durability of the tandem cell. The perovskite and silicon are connected or “layered” using charge carrier transport layers.
Berkeley Lab is a multidisciplinary national laboratory located in Berkeley, California on a hillside directly above the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.
LBNL conducts varied and extensive perovskite-based research in fields like solar cells, optoelectronics and more.
NREL is a U.S-based federal laboratory dedicated to research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Perovskite-Info is a comprehensive portal for all things perovskite. It was launched in September 2015 as a perovskite news aggregator with an aim to become a hub for perovskite professionals and enthusiasts.
Solliance is a partnership of R&D organizations from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany working in thin film photovoltaic solar energy. Aiming to strengthen the EU region’s position as a world player in PV, Solliance is creating synergy by consolidating and coordinating the activities of 250 researchers in industry, at research institutes and universities.
Various state-of-the-art laboratories and pilot production lines are jointly used for dedicated research programs which are executed in close cooperation with the solar business community.