Qcells signs up with European group in new project to promote perovskite-silicon tandem cell commercialization

Nov 25, 2022 01:11 PM ET
  • South Korea-based Qcells and also a European research study group (led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)) have actually jointly established a pilot manufacturing line for silicon-perovskite tandem cells in Thalheim, Germany. The project intends to speed up the innovation's mass production as well as market infiltration. The project started on 1 November.
Qcells signs up with European group in new project to promote perovskite-silicon tandem cell commercialization
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The supposed "Pepperoni project" will certainly develop a pilot manufacturing line in Thalheim, Qcell's head office in Germany. The name stems from the broader project titled 'Pilot line for European Production of PEROvskite-Silicon taNdem modules on Industrial scale' or PEPPERONI.

The silicon-perovskite tandem cells will have a bottom silicon cell based on Qcell's Q.ANTUM modern technology. "The project aims to scale up the energetic location of perovskite/Si tandems from the 1cm2 of today's document devices to industry-relevant dimensions," the team stated in a statement.

The project will certainly recognize and address obstacles to accelerating the innovation's mass manufacturing and also market infiltration. One of the project's objectives is to minimize scaling losses by utilizing innovative products and equipment. It will certainly likewise develop thin-film deposition processers as well as devices, with the best goal of constructing a new production capacity in Europe.

" At HZB we have actually developed the tandem modern technology to world-record efficiency degree on lab scale," stated Bernd Stannowski, head of group sector compatible processes at HZB. "We are currently eagerly anticipating cooperate in the Pepperoni consortium with partners from science as well as market to jointly scale this new and also really encouraging technology up and move it to industry."

The four-year project is partly moneyed by Horizon Europe, to a total of EUR14.5 million ($ 14.9 million). It includes 17 partners from 12 nations across Europe, with a key purpose to show 26%- efficient modules or greater on industrial scale

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