Xi'an Tianjiao New Energy secures funding for perovskite solar cell pilot production line

According to recent reports, China-based Xi'an Tianjiao New Energy has obtained nearly 100 million yuan (over USD$14,100,00) in angel round financing, led by Winreal Investment. The funds will primarily be used for building a perovskite pilot production line with a capacity of 10MW alongside other operational expenses covering consumables and staff.

Tianjiao, a perovskite solar cell developer, specializes in manufacturing single-cell perovskite modules including both flexible and rigid types. The rigid modules find their use primarily in PVBI, whereas the flexible ones are mounted on car roofs or used in 5G base stations.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 25,2023

Voltec Solar secures funds to produce perovskite-silicon tandem modules

French PV module manufacturer Voltec Solar has secured €9.3 million ($10.1 million) from Ademe, France’s environmental agency. The company plans to use the funds to accelerate the production of perovskite-silicon tandem solar panels.

The French manufacturer currently operates two 250 MW production lines at its factory in Dinsheim-sur-Bruche, France.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 24,2023

Armor Group acquires 20% stake in Holosolis, announces work on tandem-perovskite cells on silicon

France-based Armor Group has acquired a 20% stake in French solar module maker HoloSolis

In 2025, HoloSolis plans to open a TOPCon PV cell and panel factory in France. At full capacity from 2027, the factory is expected to employ 1,700 people and produce 10 million modules per year, for a total capacity of 5 GW per year. HoloSolis is also working on the next generation of solar panels and the perovskite-silicon tandem cells.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 17,2023

Huasun Energy announces fund raise and plans to develop heterojunction-perovskite tandem solar cells

Huasun Energy, China-based developer of HJT solar products, has raised more than RMB2 billion (over USD$275,600,000) in its Series C funding. The lead investor is China Green Development Investment Group (China Green Development), with co-investments from Bank of China Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Bank of China Asset) and China Post Insurance Company Limited (China Post Insurance). Originvest and China Xinxing Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China Xinxing Asset) also increased their investment in this round. 

The funding will be used to further expand the production of Huasun's high-efficiency heterojunction (HJT) products and to support the R&D of cutting-edge technologies, including heterojunction-perovskite tandem solar cells.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 16,2023

New project backed by $3 million to boost perovskite solar manufacturing

A new project, led by the University of Michigan, could enable industrial competitors to collectively build a predictive model that speeds the development of perovskite solar cells. The aim is to improve upon the process of layer-by-layer deposition of semiconductor materials during production with an information-sharing approach that boosts cooperation between companies while protecting proprietary information and worker interests.

The project is backed by a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation and includes partners at the University of California San Diego.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 15,2023

Cosmos Innovation raises $19.7 million for AI-supported development of tandem perovskite-silicon solar cells

Cosmos Innovation, a company that relies on its AI platform called Mobius to "revolutionizing the approach to solar and semiconductor process development", has announced raising $19.7 million in total funding. The funding will support the company's different approach to developing perovskite silicon tandem solar cell technology.

The funding coincides with Cosmos Innovation's unveiling of Mobius, its pioneering AI recipe optimization platform. Mobius has reportedly been demonstrated across various sectors, including solar, silicon carbide, advanced data center chips and advanced packaging. This platform fuels Cosmos Innovation's ambitious endeavor: construction of the world's first self-learning fab in the solar and semiconductor space.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 16,2023

Queen Mary researchers win EPSRC manufacturing grant to develop scalable manufacturing technologies for single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices

Researchers at Queen Mary University, led by Dr, Lei Su, Reader in Photonics at the School of Engineering and Material Science, have been awarded a £1m EPSRC Adventurous Manufacturing Grant that supports high-risk and adventurous ideas. 

In this project, the team will develop scalable manufacturing technologies for single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices. This project is a follow-on from the EPSRC Adventurous Manufacturing feasibility study, in which Dr. Su invented a fabrication process to grow single-crystal perovskite devices beyond the current aspect-ratio limit. 

Read the full story Posted: Sep 26,2023

First Graphene, Halocell and QUT secure funding for perovskite PV project

Graphitic materials supplier First Graphene has announced an R&D collaboration with Greatcell Energy, trading as Halocell Energy, and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to commercialize perovskite solar cell fabrication. The project has received a Cooperative Research Centers Project (CRC-P) grant worth over AUD$2 million (around $USD1,300,000).

The research and development project is intended to commercialize ultra-low-cost, flexible perovskite solar cell fabrication using Halocell’s roll-to-roll production process at the company’s Wagga Wagga plant, First Graphene said in an announcement. Through the project, First Graphene plans to develop cost-effective graphene-based electrode replacements for high-cost conductor materials, such as gold and silver, used in cell manufacturing.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 04,2023

UNSW early career researchers awarded ARC funding, including two perovskite projects

UNSW Sydney has received more than AUD$6 million (around USD$3,850,000) in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Awards (DECRA) round for 2024. Among the recipients are two perovskite-oriented projects.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is supporting 200 new early career research projects with more than $86 million in funding for this 2024 round. Fourteen of the 200 projects have been awarded to early career researchers at UNSW.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 28,2023

Power Roll secures £1 million investment

Power Roll, a developer of lightweight flexible solar films, recently announced a £1 million funding round led by Maven Capital Partners. Power Roll has been doing work on perovskites combined with its patented low-cost and high-resolution conductive surfaces Microgrooves technology.

The transaction comprised two investments from Maven-managed regional funds including a £750,000 investment from the North East Development Capital Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, and a £250,000 investment from the Finance Durham Fund, established by Durham County Council and overseen by Business Durham.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 20,2023