The EPFL launched a new project, supported by the Valais State Government with 5 million Swiss Francs, to realize a "demonstrator project" at EPFL-Sion Campus Energypolis.

Sized at the canton or district level, these installations will enable the testing of technologies developed in the laboratories of EPFL Valais-Wallis in real conditions, with the collaboration of local partners and the HES-SO Valais-Wallis.

Among the projects to be tested, that of EPFL's Prof. Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, is developing a new technology for perovskite solar cells.

The Sedun campus will also have a neighborhood demonstrator aimed at developing a complete system for capturing, using and converting CO2.

At this stage, the first projects selected have obtained a total financing of 10.2 million francs, of which 4.3 million from the Canton. The remaining 5.9 million come from third party capital.

In February 2020, the EPFL announced reaching 23.5% efficiency using a stable composition of perovskite materials.