PEROSEED

Perovskite based solar energy conversion – efficient, environmentally - benign, durable

The high-profile strategic project PEROSEED aims to complete a first complete development cycle for novel multi-layer solar cells with perovskite layer - from material design to the final module including system aspects. This project is therefore also designed as a model case for recycling management and includes all system steps in a quantifiable way.

The project will combine the fundamentals from the materials and the technology perspective in order to shape a new solar cell technology based on perovskites. PEROSEED will contribute novel approaches which will significantly improve the efficiency of today’s hybrid multi-junction PV configurations based on i) Silicon and perovskite or ii) CIGS and perovskite as well as iii) realize multi-junction solar cells solely based on perovskites with adapted bandgaps for full solar spectrum utilization.

The coherent approach of the high-profile strategic project “PEROSEED” brings together unique and complementary expertise and dedicated teams of the five Helmholtz centers

  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) (coordination)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ)
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf (HZDR)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

and will benefit from key infrastructures operated by the partners. The expertise will combine significant efforts from internationally highly recognized institutes at the participating centers: systems analysis and technology assessment, energy and climate research, silicon photovoltaics, resource technology, and light technology.

In the Helmholtz research field ENERGY, the project will serve as a leading example for addressing the value chain from materials design towards material and energy system integration in an extremely relevant and vivid research area. This will be an important pillar for the PoF IV program “Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition” with the topic “Photovoltaics and Wind Energy” and will serve as a bridge to the new program “Energy System Design”.