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Hasselt University and Delft-TU together with Solliance announce a new partnership in the field of thin film photovoltaics.
Solliance is a cross-border initiative by ECN, imec, Holst Centre, TNO, Eindhoven University of Technology and Forschungszentrum Jülich. With Hasselt University and Delft-TU as additional academic partners, Solliance grows further as R&D cluster bringing thin film solar energy technology to excellence and is ramping up its activities to gain market share internationally. Some partner companies are successful global players in their segment already. The science and technology in this field are world class in selected areas, with a track record of 15 to 30 years.
Solliance works in close cooperation with industry, on three main thin film technologies: thin film silicon (Si), copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and alternatives and organic photovoltaics (OPV). For these principal themes Solliance collaborates with the industry at its new facility in Eindhoven, imec’s facilities in Leuven, Forschungszentrum Jülich and now expanded with the facilities in Hasselt and Delft. Solliance not only provides direct answers to the industry’s most pressing questions; it also concentrates on mid- and long term research towards generic technologies that will be vital to any thin film PV industry: testing, characterization and monitoring, laser technologies, light management by mechanical texturization, transparent conductive layers, monolithic interconnection, new OPV device development, new Perovskites concepts, thin film deposition techniques, sheet-to-sheet processing, roll-to-roll (R2R) processing, and in-line monitoring.