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VIPERLAB 4th Newsletter



  4th Newsletter   December 2022




Welcome to the fourth  VIPERLAB Newsletter

During the last six months, the VIPERLAB consortium has been working hard to fulfill the objectives of the project.

Do you want to know more? Keep reading!


The VIPERLAB KEP Poster  @ 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion


Wednesday 30th November (EOB) has been the  deadline  to submit proposals to free access in our excellent and complimentary EU perovskite PV infrastructures. These calls aim to foster perovskite PV development and testing in Europe to build a unified access service towards EU academic and industrial researchers. Find further information here.

In one year of VIPERLAB calls (October 2021-September 2022) 43 projects coming from 18 different EU- and non-EU countries were granted. Sixteen projects related to fabrication, characterisation, simulation, and computing experiments related to perovskite research have already been implemented and the other are in progress.



The “First strategic VIPERLAB workshop on main harmonisation/standardisation challenges for Perovskite PV” was organised by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) on the 14th and 15th September 2022 in Vienna, Austria. 


First strategic VIPERLAB workshop on main harmonisation/standardisation challenges for Perovskite PV” 

14-15 Semptember, 2022
AIT, Vienna, Austria 


Figure 1

Part of in-person attendees at the Harmonisation workshop in Viena, 14-15 September

VIPERLAB in the WCPEC-8 2022

From 26th to 30th September the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-8) took place in the Milano Convention Centre in Italy. In parallel, the First Strategic VIPERLAB workshop was organised at the same venue in Milan. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the recently published Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) – a document created  the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP-PV) and the EERA JP Photovoltaic (EERA PV JP).


First Strategic
VIPERLAB workshop

parallel event @ WPEC-8
8th World Conference
on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

September 15th, 2022
Milano Convention Centre,  Italy



Figure 2

Prof. Marko Topic (ETIP-PV) introducing the EU SRIA PV document
at the VIPERLAB workshop, 29 September 2022, Milan (Italy)


Figure 3 VIPERLAB poster presented during the WCPEC-8 conference. 

In addition, the VIPERLAB consortium presented a scientific poster of the VIPERLAB Knowledge Exchange Platform presenting its main goals and tools. More info about the participation in WPEC-8 and to view/download  the full poster here.





The first infrastructure webinar from the series of physical VIPERLAB infrastructures was organised on 30th of November. Martin Schubert from Fraunhofer and Quentin Jeangros from CSEM introduced their characterisation and manufacture facilities to a wide audience.

Find here. the video & slides (registered users only)





PEROSPACE workshop

On 28th and 29th November the PEROSPACE workshop took place in Rome (Italy). The workshop was organised by Dr. Narges Yaghoobi Nia and supported by the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The VIPERLAB project and the Aerospace Engineering School of Sapienza University of Rome  discussed about the last trends in “Perovskite solar module fabrication and commercialisation” and “Space application of perovskite solar photovoltaics”. 

Further information here.




Webinar on Customising co-evaporated perovskites

On 29th June, Dr Annalisa Bruno, principal scientist at the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University addressed the topic “Customising co-evaporated perovskites: from small areas solar cells to mini-module”. During her presentation, Dr. Bruno showed why thermal evaporation is a promising perovskite fabrication technique to bring this technology closer to reliable and extended production, by relying on excellent size scalability, promising stability, fine composition control, and surface adaptability.

The webinar showcased the highly efficient, large area device based on co-evaporated MAPbI3 perovskite  and their optimised and customised  strategies  for n-i-p  and p-i-n  structures. In addition, Dr. Bruno described how the co-evaporated MAPbI3 is formed intrinsically strain-free with remarkable structural robustness and impressive thermal stability.

Find here the video & slides (registered users only)




Conference on New Generation Photovoltaics for Space

Dr Narges Yaghoobi Nia  and Prof Aldo Di Carlo (UNITOV - University Tor Vergata) were organizers of the online conference on New Generation Photovoltaics for Space (PVSPACE)
The conference took place from the 21st to the 22nd of June 2022. The scope of the conference was to gather international experts in new generation photovoltaics such as perovskite, organic PV or tandem between new generation and conventional PV, to have a fresh update on the development in the field and to define new opportunities of new generation PV in space applications.

Find more information here.



D3.5 VIPERLAB Ontology

D3.5 presents the basis for representing the Perovskite solar cells domain of knowledge for future development of the VIPERLAB Ontology that will serve as a platform for uniform data organization distribution, and knowledge machine interoperability.

Download it here



D10.1 Definition of key device architectures

D10.1 provides guidance for the development of the VIPERLAB infrastructures and technologies by assessing and optimizing the environmental, social and economic impact of new perovskite-based technologies. 

Download it here



D3.4 Virtual access to VIPERLAB's VA infrastructures - tutorials

D3.4 provides  overview and content description of the online VIPERLAB workshop “Databases, modelling and high-performance computing for perovskite PV” organised by ENEA, CENER, HZB, and FZJ on the 8th of February 2022.

Download it here



D8.1 Standardization of substrate dimensions, device layout, and best practices

D8.1 aims to deliver a standardiSed architecture for device fabrication to enable seamless sample sharing.

Download it here



D3.3 Guidelines for VAPo platform utilization

D.3.3  providesthe guidelines for the utilization of the VAPo- Virtual Access Point platform. This platform is designed to facilitate the access to virtual infrastructures, databases and simulation tools.

Download it here





University TOR Vergata & AIT VIPERLAB Research Infrastructures for the Peroskite PV

Join the VIPERLAB team on 15th December to know more about the CHOSE@ROME infrastructure based – focused on technological manufacturing processes and device characterisation – and the CHOSE@TURIN infrastructure – focused on characterization and reliability tools for the accreditation tests of PV modules and tools for PV deposition.

For further information about the infrastructure watch the video here.

Register here.




VIPERLAB interviewed on @Rai3-Tg Leonardo

During the WCPEC-8 TGR Leonardo* interviewed Dr. Natalia Maticiuc, Technical Manager of the VIPERLAB project who explained the main objectives and goals of the project. The interview was broadcasted on 30 September 2022. Watch full video here.

*TGR Leonardo is an Italian thematic news program produced by RAI-RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana. Its format is based on a 15-minute interview on daily news about topics such as technology, health, economy, environment, among others.



VIPERLAB has reached 6K followers on  LinkedIn Thank you!!

The VIPERLAB C&D team is proud   to announce that we have reached 6K followers on LinkedIn. A heartfelt thank you to all those who have joint our community.

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     Viperlab Knowledge Exchange platform

A unified platform to register in

  KEP-Knowledge Exchange Platform, is the web platform based on SQL-Structured Query Language and Dynamic Database Management System (DBMS). KEP supports  the VIPERLAB project in transferring the information  available by its databases such as infrastrucutres data, educational content, among others.
  VAPo (Virtual Access Portal) unifies the access to all Virtual Access Infrastructures of VIPERLAB  project as a single point of access to the  databases generated during the project regarding materials characteristics performance and durability of different perovskite materials and devices and it  provides  the access point on modeling and simulation results available by the project together with simulation tools benchmarking.




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