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The BIPV façade at ENGIE Fabricom, Antwerp (photo: Heliatek)

Consortium aims at finding the key to a sustainable building façade

During the last two years, as part of the EU-funded PVme project, an international consortium of 10 companies and research centres worked together to find solutions for a sustainable building façade. PVme stands for "organic PhotoVoltaic systems integrated in Manufactured building Elements". Almost at the end of the project, the inauguration of the organic-based BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaics) façade took place recently at the Engie Fabricom building in Zwijndrecht, close to Antwerp, Belgium.

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Perovskite solar cells are set to revolutionise the PV industry (photo: imec)

ESPResSo to make perovskite solar cells a market reality

Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille, has been named the coordinator of an ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project. “ESPResSo” (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules) gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionise Europe’s photovoltaics (PV) industry.

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Solliance is based at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (photo: High Tech Campus Eindhoven)

Solliance appoints new director for solar research

As of 1 April, Ronn Andriessen has taken over the role from Huib van den Heuvel as an interim director of Solliance, the solar research organisation based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Andriessen has been a driving force since the start of Solliance, as programme manager of the Perovskite Shared Research Program.

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