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Monday, 15 April 2019

The COST Action StableNextSol, coordinated by Dr Mónica Lira-Cantú, has been recognised as a success story in the COST Annual Report 2018

The Action dealt with organic and halide perovskite (HP) solar cells, which are some of the latest innovations in photovoltaic (PV) technology. 480 participants from 35 countries and 22 industries have brought HP cells’ efficiency closer to commercial viability and improved cell lifespans.

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. COST Actions are four-year bottom-up networks that are meant to connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers.

One of these Actions was StableNextSol, whose Action Chair was Group Leader Dr Mónica Lira-Cantú, from the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group. Her work dealt with organic and halide perovskite (HP) solar cells, which are some of the latest innovations in photovoltaic (PV) technology. HP cells present several advantages with respect to silicon PV cells, such as its lighter weight, lower cost, transparency or flexibility.

To make these new cell types more productive and stable, 480 participants from 35 countries and 22 industries joined the COST Action ‘Unravelling degradation mechanisms of organic and perovskite solar cells by complimentary characterization techniques’ (StableNextSol).

The participants have brought HP cells’ efficiency closer to commercial viability and improved cell lifespans. Now their work has been recognised as a Success Story in the COST Annual Report 2018. Congratulations!

More information in:

COST Annual Report 2018

Stability of Emerging Photovoltaics: from Fundamentals to Applications (SEPV18)

Presentation of the 7th International Summit on Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Stability Flash Talks