GOTSolar proposes disruptive approaches for the development of highly efficient PSCs aiming to face the challenge of bringing this new and promising technology to the commercial level for the first time ever.
The projected innovations, going substantially beyond the state-of-the-art, are the development of new advanced materials that would target highly efficient and stable PSCs, as well as addressing PSC durability issues, and specifically the development of a unique hermetic glass-based encapsulation.
These and other foreseen developments address the main challenges towards the industrialisation of PSCs, following the long-term vision targeted by the FET-Open funding scheme.
The project is already achieving exciting results. For instance, polymer-coated cells that maintained 95% of their initial performance at 85°C for 500 hours under full solar illumination and maximum power point tracking.
Also, in low-temperature laser-assisted sealing, a process for sealing conductive glasses at temperatures of 120ºC has been fully optimised to a size of 100 cm2; its hermeticity and long-term stability have been successfully tested against MIL-STD-883 and IEC-64646 standards respectively.
The project brings together interdisciplinary scientific and technology oriented partners in an early-stage research towards the development of a radically new technology. For more information on the project's consortium, objectives and achievements, please check GOTSolar website.