The University of Rome Tor Vergata is a public University, established in 1981. It is a 600-hectares campus located in the South-eastern of Rome with around 38.000 students, 19 departments and more than 240 bachelor and master courses. Despite its young age, Tor Vergata has already reached high quality standards in Italy and Europe (it is ranked among top 10 universities in Italy). The University has established in 2006 together with the Lazio Region the “Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy” (CHOSE). The centre’s objectives are the research and development for the industrialization of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic technologies via three main steps: i) define a technological process for organic/hybrid cells, ii) develop fabrication processes for industrialization, iii) foster technology transfer towards SMEs. CHOSE has more than 1000 sqm of laboratory with all the equipment necessary to carry out research on hybrid and organic photovoltaic technology and to scale them up. In particular, the laboratory has been set up with a vast range of equipment for the fabrication and testing of Perovskite, Dye Sensitized, and Polymeric cells and large modules on glass, metal and polymeric. CHOSE includes an outdoor meteorological and panel measurement station (ESTER). Other laboratories include material characterization labs and outdoor testing facilities. CHOSE@UNITO is a the chemistry branch of the centre and perform material synthesis and characterization with fully equipped chemistry and material science laboratory. Here organic and polymeric transporting layers as well as additives and encapsulant are developed for use in III generation solar cells.
CHOSE is member of the EERA-PV platform and GRAPHENE Flagship and spun-out 5 companies working in the field of photovoltaics and related technologies/applications. CHOSE designed and developed for Permasteelisa company, a world leader in the field of glass facades for building, a Pilot Line for fabrication of Dye Solar cell integrated in facades (DYEPOWER). CHOSE participates/coordinate to different H2020 and national projects on Perovskite modules and Perovksite/Silicon tandem.
UNITOV is involved in WP2 and WP3 for transnational access and virtual access and will lead NA2.4 of WP5 related to courses and training workshop at different stage of career. Concerning the JRA, UNITOV will be involved in WP7, WP8, WP9 leading task JRA2.2 to Improve process equipment and process control for single junction perovskite PV device manufacturing
Fabrication and characterization facility for large area single junction perovskite cell/module and mechanically stacked two-terminal tandem cells