FuturaSun acquires perovskite solar start-up Solertix

Jun 1, 2023 05:24 PM ET
  • Italian solar company, FuturaSun, has actually acquired Solertix, a start-up specialized in perovskite solar cell research and also upscaling for commercial applications.

This procurement stands for a significant investment for FuturaSun in clinical research study and also in the growth of ingenious technologies. Alessandro Barin, CEO of FuturaSun, stresses the critical value of this step, mentioning, "Perovskite is the future of high-efficiency photovoltaics, and also in this details R&D segment, we couldn't afford not to be principals, functioning along with those who are committed to scientific research study at the highest possible academic levels."

Solertix was birthed from the experience of the prestigious Organic Solar Center (CHOSE) of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", an Italian proving ground founded by Professor Aldo Di Carlo. CHOSE focuses on third-generation photovoltaics and is at the leading edge of perovskite component growth worldwide.

" Given that its foundation in 2006, the Organic Solar Center has developed as well as nurtured several state-of-the-art startups and also spin-offs, actively pursuing the Third Mission of universities. Solertix represents CHOSE's very first start-up devoted to the advanced area of halide perovskite for high-efficiency solar cells," comments Professor Aldo Di Carlo, who will take on the setting of President of the Scientific Board within the brand-new firm.

At the technological helm of Solertix is Francesco Di Giacomo, a materials scientist that has actually been committed to upscaling perovskite photovoltaics given that its onset. He describes, "Solertix will unite both my knowledge acquired at CHOSE-- where the world's initial perovskite modules were made-- as well as my experience in production procedures growth from Solliance. I have actually always relied on the calculated value of synergizing academic community and also market for cultivating advancement and also driving our nation's progress."

Erik Eikelboom, a physicist with three decades of international experience in solar cell and panel r & d, will likewise become part of the team. He signed up with FuturaSun a year ago and has been committed to collaborating innovative projects within the business's R&D division.

The development potential customers for Solertix are already laid out: the project is well-structured, the targets are set, as well as the team's experience is confirmed. In the coming months, the firm plans to double the number of experts associated with the company, taking concrete steps towards developing cells with increasingly higher performances, going beyond those of crystalline silicon photovoltaics. The objective is to supply a secure, competitive final product with wide applicability, including roof solar, agrivoltaics, incorporated photovoltaics in facilities, and much more.

By signing up with the group, Solertix has actually located in FuturaSun an industrial companion to more research study in a highly appealing market. FuturaSun is capable of sustaining clinical research as well as providing the essential tools and resources to equate clinical discoveries into substantial applications within its Group's centers-- beginning with the upcoming Italian Gigafactory in Cittadella (Padua).

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