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Monday, 09 September 2019

Official release of European Perovskite-PV White Paper

The European Perovskite Initiative (EPKI) has produced a white paper that encompasses the overall progression roadmap planned by the research community within Europe. It also expresses the need for further commitment and support from European organizations. The ICN2 is one of the partners of this young initiative aimed at raising awareness of perovskite-based photovoltaics and facilitating joint-research programs and synergies amongst its members.

The European Perovskite Initiative (EPKI) has announced the launch of its first white paper on the perovskite photovoltaics technology and its prospects. The white paper encompasses a description of the unique features of this material, the potential manufacturing and cost advantages, the stability and environmental aspects, the various products applications and the overall progression roadmap that is planned by the research community within Europe.

The publication also expresses the need for further commitment and support from European organizations as well as other relevant agencies within its member states to make this innovative technology a success story on the European continent.
EPKI was officially launched in May 2019 and has continued to grow since that time. Currently, it comprises of 73 European companies, research institutes and universities from 18 countries. It brings together 800 researchers and engineers involved in research, engineering and application activities for the future deployment of perovskite PV technology.

EPKI aims to raise the awareness of perovskite-based photovoltaics with governments, politicians, investors, industries, to support and initiate new generation Perovskite-PV industrial initiatives, and to facilitate joint-research programs and synergies amongst its members. This European initiative is being coordinated by Ronn Andriessen, director at Solliance and consultant Louis Huber from Greensquare, and participated by the ICN2 through Prof. Mónica Lira-Cantú, Group Leader of the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group.