Within only a few years of systematic research, the unprecedented rise of metal halide perovskites as a new class of photovoltaic absorber materials has considerably changed the photovoltaic roadmap surpassing the efficiencies of inorganic thin film technologies such as Si and CIGSe. Single junction Perovskite solar cells have reached a certified efficiency of 25.2% and perovskite/Si tandem cells have achieved efficiencies over 29% on small areas*. However, the technology does not yet fulfil the requirements for mass-production, especially in view of the three targets: manufacturability, sustainability and stability.
Perovskite PV hence have a huge potential to not only become a leading single junction PV technology for wide-spread solar energy conversion but also to boost existing PV technology by enabling efficient low-cost tandem solar cells. The mission of VIPERLAB is to facilitate faster and reliable technology evaluation cycles to enable a swift market entry for Perovskite-based PV products and hence a more wide-spread utilization of renewable energy conversion technology.
VIPERLAB aims to accelerate the perovskite PV development in Europe by fostering collaborations between academia and industry as well as facilitating and coordinating access to the best EU-based perovskite research infrastructures.
VIPERLAB will offer top-level material synthesis, state-of-the-art device design and development, as well as standardized testing methods, simulation methods, and databases as services for the European Perovskite R&D community
VIPERLAB enables technology validation from lab-scale to pre-industrial-scale, to reinstall/maintain a leading role of the European PV innovation environments along the value chain of PV technology development and deployment.