Dyesol wins Horizon 2020 grant for BIPV perovskite solar cell development

Aug. 28, 2015
Dyesol's share of the Horizon 2020 grant is approximately $732,000 dollars.

Dyesol (Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia) is a key member of a European consortium that has secured a substantial Horizon 2020 grant of approximately $3.4 million dollars from the European Commission to develop perovskite solar cells. Dyesol's share of the grant is approximately $732,000 dollars.

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The name of the winning project is GOTSolar and, in addition to Dyesol UK, comprises the University of Porto, Portugal; EPFL, Switzerland; Efacec, Portugal; Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland; National Center for Scientific Research, France; and University of Ulm, Germany.

The project has a clear focus on the scale-up of perovskite solar cells and, in particular, addresses technical challenges associated with sealing glass-and-steel hybrid-substrate-based solar panels. This project will adopt the laser-assisted, glass frit sealing technology that Dyesol has acquired by arrangement from Efacec and will seek to adapt it for the purposes of making long-life steel roofing products or building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

Dyesol has a long-term distribution option with Tata Steel UK and recently announced its membership of Solliance in The Netherlands where it will develop closely related technology. This latest funding step takes Dyesol closer to fulfilling its ambition of being the first third-generation solar company globally to exploit the exciting commercial opportunity of achieving BIPV on steel.


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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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