The highlights of CHEETAH project presented @ EUPVSEC2017
Every year the experts of the PV solar branch meet at EU PVSEC to discuss new concepts, trends and developments in science and industry. The EU PVSEC provides the most inspiring platform for dialogue and information exchange across the World. The international Conference programme are structured in plenary, oral and visual presentations and covers the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications, focusing on the latest scientific, technological and market-related trends. Now, that Photovoltaic Solar Energy is becoming a major electricity source, the EU PVSEC extended its focus to applied and policy-oriented topics. The EU PVSEC thus strengthens its established leading role in science and technology among the players of the global PV sector.
The 33rd edition of EU PVSEC series was held in Amsterdam from from 25 to 29 September, 2017- It attracted 2,516 participants to the industry exhibition and conference. Solar experts from 65 countries made 1,107 presentations.
Jan Kroon (ECN) coordinator of CHEETAH project presented the highlights of the project @ EUPVSEC2017 on 29/09/2017
CHEETAH project has been presented @ EUPVSEC 2017 during the session TOPIC 7: PV Economics and Markets / PV-Related Policies, Strategies and Societal Issues (Oral presentation 7EO.3.5 session - Friday, 29 September 2017 08:30 - 10:00)
The presentantion reported about the main achievements in Coordinative and Support actions (CSA) and Joint Research activities (JRA).
JRA-Joint Research Activities:
Cost reduction strategy in Wafer-based crystalline Si
- Fabrication of kerf free EPI foils from 40-80 micron
- Cell processing of ultra-thin EPI-wafers
- Cell integration into modules
Cost reduction strategy in thin film PV
- Light management strategies for thin film Silicon produced by liquid phase crystallization
- Micro concentrator approach
Cost reduction strategy in materials research for Organic PV
- to identify materials and develop intrinsically stable devices towards water and oxygen
- developing cheap methods for improving barrier properties
Coordination (CSA) activities
- by creating a framework for cooperation through the development of knowledge exchange tools like CHEETAH Knowledge exchnage Platform (KEP) and the e-learning platform available for training courses, workshop and lectures.
- by fostering mobility actions by research exchanges within the consortium for training and educational purposes of student and young researchers
- by organizing technical discussion and test and round robin procedures to maximize the sharing of expertise and best practice