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3rd (and last) General Assembly Meeting in Manchester

The General Assembly of the GOTSolar project met in Manchester, 27 November 2017, accompanied by other consortium members for the meeting concluding the project. The main aim was to discuss the results and achievements, and evaluate the finalimpact of the project.

Very exciting excitons: a radio program by France Culture

Emmanuelle Deleporte made an appearance in France Culture national French radio station to talk about excitons and their engineering for contemporary photovoltaic devices. The program was a part of a well known series La methode scientifique and was entitled Les excitons: un potentiel très excitant.

A series of lectures for undergraduate students by GOTSolar leaders

The professors included in the Project gave lectures for university students from various universities. All of them aimed at encouraging the young generation to rely more on the renewable energy sources with particular focus on perovskite photovoltaics.

Educational activities at the University of Porto

A course that comprehends the introduction of the different renewable solar technologies and the theoretical concepts behind this field of study was organised at the University of Porto for Master on Chemical Engineering students. Besides the technical and scientific matters, the course also approaches the political and economic challenges and strategies for a better implementation of renewable energy technologies in today’s society. Along with the lectures, students are also encouraged to learn more about renewable energies through the development of a project regarding renewable technologies of their choice. The course also organizes visits to the laboratories to show at first-hand the work that is being developed by the researchers in this field, mainly, the fabrication processes of PSC and dye-sensitized solar cells and their (photo)electrochemical characterization.

Outside the classrooms, UPORTO organized several visits to companies in the field of photovoltaics. Students faced the reality of the solar energy industry and the industrial processes of fabrication of solar panels, always keeping in mind the connection with the research developed in this area of work.

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Students visiting the MARTIFER SOLAR headquarters in Portugal

3rd Technical Meeting in Maia/Porto

The GOTSolar consortium met at the EFACEC facilities in Maia near Porto, Portugal on 19 June 2018. The main aim was to discuss the results and achievements, and state the directions and plans for the last months of the project.

The meeting consisted on the discussion of the general developed work within all Work Packages, from the beginning of the project, to update all partners and to allow an overall evaluation of the project. Technical and management actions for the future were also defined. Special attention was paid to the upcoming deliverables.

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Consortium members during Work Packages reporting. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Consortium members during Work Packages reporting. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Participants taking safety measures before visiting the facilities of EFACEC. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Participants of the 3rd GOTSolar Technical Meeting. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

New film about our project!

The goals of GOTSolar and ways we are on to achieve them have now been described in a short movie. Grant executors from UPORTO and EFACEC tell the story behind their involvement in perovskite photovoltaics.

 

Power of mechanochemistry: A new multicomponent perovskite

Scientists working within GOTSolar have demonstrated a perovskite cell, in which a relatively large guanidinium cation was incorporated into the crystal structure of perovskite using solventless mechanochemical approach. Guanidinium perovskites contain less volatile amines and are more resistant to external factors than the parent perovskite. The higher durability of the photovoltaic cells is a considerable argument in favour of their commercialization.

A press release about this piece of research has been published by the IChF PAN. Full text is available here: http://ichf.edu.pl/press/2018/05/IChF180517a_EN.pdf

 

TEDx talk by Luisa Andrade

A talk entitled O futuro da energia solar nas nossas cidades was given by a GOTSolar executor, Luisa Andrade (UPORTO), at a TEDx event in Porto.

JPH2018 – an event supported by GOTSolar

For a third year in a row, the GOTSolar consortium, supports the French Workshop on Hybrid Perovskites. The JPH2018 took place 14-16th May 2018 in Grenoble-Autrans in the French Alps.

ABXPV Perovskite Thin Film Photovoltaics 2018: Summary and Pictures

27-28 February 2017, the GOTSolar consortium co-chaired a symposium devoted to recent progress in perovskite solar cells. The chairperson of the conference from GOTSolar was Jacky Even (CNRS/INSA Rennes), and the organisation work has been performed by NanoGe. The event was hosted in Rennes, France. The ABXPV18 120+ participating scientists and company delegates from 30+ countries, who gave their insights into the progress made in the research in perovskite photovoltaics. The GOTSolar consortium decided on their involvement on the ABXPV, since this conference had been organised for a few times before, having gained interest and recognition of the photovoltaics scientific community. ABXPV series was launched by Fundació Scito and NanoGe in early 2016, who have done the organisational work also at the current 2018 edition. To increase recognition in the scientific community the conference was paired with PEROPTO, which focused on the optical properties and devices based on perovskite materials. In the event, there were 15 participants representing GOTSolar, and the project results were communicated during the conference in several ways. First of all, it was done by the lectures given during the first part of the GOTSolar session. However, there were also talks given by GOTSolar executors during other sessions, and presented posters.

Scientific information and profile of the conference can be found here: gotsolar.eu/abxpv/

More detailed description of the Conference can be found in the Deliverable D7.3.

 

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Adélio Mendes, the GOTSolar coordinator, speaking about the project and the FET-Open action of the European Commission's Horizon 2020. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Conference main organiser, Jacky Even (INSA Rennes/GOTSolar), and project coordinator Adeélio Mendes (U. Porto/GOTSolar) communicating the project results at the opening of the conference. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Full house at the lecture of Prof. Adélio Mendes. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Plenary lecture of Prof. Michael Grätzel (EPFL/GOTSolar). Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Plenary lecture of Dr. Michael Saliba (U. Fribourg, formerly: EPFL/GOTSolar). Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Geraud Delport (CNRS/ENS Paris Saclay) presenting his research done within GOTSolar. Photo: Piotr Krupiński

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Family photo of GOTSolar executors present at the conference. Photo: Alexey Tarasov

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Poster session at the ABXPV18. Photo: NanoGe

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All participants of the ABXPV18. Photo: NanoGe