Call for Proposals implemented jointly by Theme 4 – NMP - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies and Theme 5 – ENERGY FP7-NMP-ENERGY-2011 Closed!

Objectives

Europe is by far the first worldwide market for photovoltaics and is also strongly involved in both innovation and industrial applications in the field. Nevertheless, in order to achieve costs below 1€/Wp, which is required for Grid-parity for photovoltaics, an intensive and constant R&D support is required. Novel cell architectures and new processes should be developed and transferred as fast as possible into industrial applications.

The projects shall be focused on the scale-up of innovative and laboratory-scale photovoltaic (PV) cell processes to pilot-line-scale for industrial application. Device, process and equipment optimisation to target very high cell and module efficiency, high production throughput have to be considered at the same time.

In this field, expected impacts are to develop:

  • Solutions going well beyond the state-of–the-art in terms of cost (target of far below 1 €/Wp) and efficiency
  • Stimulation and acceleration of the industrial take-up of promising results beyond laboratory scale
  • New competitive industrial processes

Actions

Large-scale integrating Collaborative Projects

ACTIVITY 4.1: NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES

  • NMP.2011.1.2-1: Development and up-scaling of innovative photovoltaic cell processes and architectures to pilot-line scale for industrial application

ACTIVITY ENERGY.2: RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATION

  • ENERGY.2011.2.1-2: Development and up-scaling of innovative photovoltaic cell processes and architectures to pilot-line scale for industrial application

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 25,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 November 2010 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Energy (Work programme)
  • Work Programme 2011 - NMP (Work programme)
  • Call implemented jointly by Theme 4 – NMP and Theme 5 – ENERGY (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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