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Title:
 
Highlights from the FP7 Project on Photovoltaics CHEETAH: More Power with Less Material
 
Author(s):
 
J.M. Kroon, F. Roca, I. Lauermann, K. Bittkau, M. Heisz, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, A. Danel, P. Sommeling, M. Schmid, S. Gevorgyan
 
Keywords:
 
Cost Reduction, Education and Training, PV Materials
 
Topic:
 
PV Economics, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: PV-Related Policies, Strategies and Societal Issues
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7EO.3.5
 
Pages:
 
2844 - 2848
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-7EO.3.5
 
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Document(s): paper
 

Abstract/Summary:


CHEETAH is an FP7 integrated research project on photovoltaics funded by the European Commission and was initiated by EERA PV. This project is structured into two type of activities: Coordinative and Support actions (CSA) and Joint Research activities (JRA). The CSA focuses on the creation of a long term collaborative platform by developing tools for knowledge sharing, e-learning platforms for training and education, mobility between researchers, efficient use of infrastructures and promoting best practices and standards. The JRA focuses on developing new concepts and technologies for wafer-based crystalline silicon PV (modules with thin cells < 100 micron), thin-film PV (advanced light management) and organic PV (very low-cost barriers), resulting in reduced cost of environmentally benign/abundant/non-toxic materials and increased module performance. This paper gives a summary of the main achievements of this project for the two categories of activities.