PROMISES focuses on the core material of Perovskite solar cells, especially the stability and environmental nature of the end application, facilitating low cost manufacturing at ambient conditions, with two main activities:
- Material screening to modify the two main parts of the current compound: replacing the methyl ammonium (MA) and excluding lead. High-throughput screening to identify a range of interesting materials for further detailed analysis is selected to result in advanced device realization.
- Up-scaled processing whereby novel materials are implemented in modules with size up to 30 cm x 30 cm.
PROMISES combines two complementary research consortia with proven track record in the field: one led by imec in Flanders on material screening and selection and one led by CSEM in Switzerland on up-scaled processing. Active industrial involvement of Solaronix and the setup of specialized advisory board (AGFA, Kaneka, Oxford PV, ...) will create new economic value in Europe.