During the 14th and 15th of October, the members of the APOLO project consortium met to discuss the progress of the project. It was two intense days where, due to...Read More
Flexible Photovoltaic Solar Cells that are Reliable and Fully Printable with an Efficiency of 22%
Reliable & Fully Printable
22% of Efficiency
90% of Performance After Ageing Tests
Reduce Module Cost Below 0.40€/Wp
Opening Doors to New Markets
Apolo aims to develop flexible photovoltaic solar cells that are reliable, fully printable, with an efficiency of 22% and with at least 90% of initial performance maintained after relevant accelerated ageing tests.
Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC)
They have shown an impressive learning curve in the last decades in comparison with 1st, 2nd and initial 3rd generation solar. Since the very beginning, the main market demands for 3rd generation PV were more flexibility and more colour choices. These technologies also have low cost using fully printing process, low temperature processes and out of clean rooms which reduce the production cost.
The most important problem in PSC technology is the short lifetime which is currently the main barrier for the marketability of PSC. Up to now all the developed PSC used cheap materials and/or solution which did not exhibit high efficiencies. In contrast high efficiency PSCs usually require relatively expensive materials and vacuum deposition process.
Specificities of the Apolo Perovskite Solar Cells