Fraunhofer ISE joined EPKI

German Fraunhofer ISE joined the European Perovskite Initiative for the Development of Perovskites based Solar Technology (EPKI). The organization is among the founding members of the initiative that was launched during the Smarter E Europe in Munich in May. The active participants to this joint initiative amounted to more than 30 members.
European universities, research institutes and industries involved in the development of perovskite technologies have agreed to the creation of EPKI as a collaborative platform. This initiative is dedicated to gathering all significant parties working in this field and is pursuing the following objectives: Raise the awareness on perovskite based photovoltaics by conveying a common vision through the editing of a common European perovskite whitepaper, support and initiate next generation PV industrial initiatives, and facilitate joint-research programs and synergies among universities, institutes and companies.
According to the ISE, perovskite technology will help further reducing costs and resource demands of solar electricity production, hence providing new capacity to tackle climate change and will offer the opportunity for the creation of jobs in Europe in the fast growing PV industry. Perovskite based solar cells »have made tremendous progress over the last decade« achieving lab-scale efficiencies of 24.2 percent early 2019 in single-junction architecture and 28 percent in tandem (perovskite associated with crystalline silicon), »turning it into the fastest-advancing solar technology to date.«
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