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The CITYSOLAR Consortium

The CITYSOLAR consortium consists of 9 participating institutions from 5 European countries. The consortium was carefully assembled in order to combine the key expertise, patent ownership of key technologies, knowledge and resources required to fulfil the project’s overarching aim of developing the CITYSOLAR semi-transparent multi-junction PV device. In line with the relatively low initial TRL levels of 1-2, there is a clear emphasis on research excellence with 4 renowned universities in the field (FAU, UNITOV, SDU and KAUST), two national research centres (CNR and CNRS-IPVF), a large company specialised research partner for life cycle assessment (ENI) and 2 SMEs: one specialised in functional materials (BM), and the other, HGLASS, in BIPV with third generation PV. The partners have a large IP protection of the innovation that this project will exploit and advance, from functional and materials for OPV (BM and ENI) to perovskite, OPV devices (FAU, UNITOV). In particular FAU has the world record for OPV module efficiency while UNITOV the one for mechanically stacked perovskite/silicon. This will guarantee a clear path towards to radically new development of renewable energy sources and its future exploitation at commercial level.

Our International Team

The CITYSOLAR consortium includes also beneficiaries from outside of the EU, specifically BM (Canada) and KAUST (Saudi Arabia) which are important to achieve the objectives of the project due to their expertise and role in the project as energy material developers. They will collaborate with the other partners of the project, especially ENI and CNR involved in material developments in the spirit of MISSION INNOVATION, being both country Canada and Saudi Arabia members of this organization.

CNR - ISM
Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR, Roma (Italy)
CITYSOLAR coordinator. Design and synthesis of organic materials for perovskite solar cells. Physical deposition methods, Characterizations
FAU
Friederich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
WP4 leader, Organic Photovoltaics
SDU
University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg (Denmark)
WP5 Leader, Light Management and nanophotonics
UNITOV
University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome (Italy)
WP3 Leader, Perovskite Solar Cells
CNRS
Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris (France)
WP2 Leader, Material and device characterizations
HGLASS
HGLASS, Lausanne (Switzerland)
WP6 leader, integration between technologies
ENI
ENI - Centro Donegani, Novara (Italy)
Perovskite deposition on different substrated and organic materials
Brilliant Matters
Brilliant Matters (Canada)
Development of organic materials for OPV and perovskite solar cells
KAUST - King Abdullah University of Science (Saudi Arabia)
Organic material development
WP1 leader, Development of organic material for solar cells

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Project started on 1st December 2020