Working with its 16 project partners Imec has launched the European FP7 project X10D. The collaboration will see the companies working towards the development of tandem organic solar cells that boast increased conversion efficiency, a longer lifetime and a smaller production cost. Imec advised that the overarching goal of the project is to bring OPV technologies into the competitive thin-film PV market.
X10D aims to increase the power conversion efficiency to achieve at least 12% on cell level, 1cm², and 9% on module level, 100 cm². Additionally, the project wants to guarantee a minimum 20-year lifetime for OPV modules on glass and 10 years on foil while dropping the cost below €0.70/Wp.
Imec’s project has brought together researchers from universities, research institutes and companies across Europe. Each segment of the value chain is represented with the project partly funded by the European Commission. Further information about X10D, including a full list of Imec’s partners can be found here.