PEPPERONI’s ambition covers performance, manufacturing and socioeconomic aspects
Europe is facing the challenge of making its energy system clean, secure and efficient while ensuring industrial leadership in low-carbon energy technologies. In June 2022, the EU announced REPowerEU, a plan to increase the share of renewable energy from 32% in 2022 to 45% in 2030 to strengthen energy security and respond to climate change. By 2030, renewable energy in Europe will increase to a total of 1,236 gigawatts, including 600 gigawatts of solar energy.
During the four-year project period, which will span from November 2022 to 2026, PEPPERONI aims to identify and address barriers to speed up technology’s mass manufacturing of high-performance PV modules.
Develop highly efficient and stable solar cells and PV modules
Develop controllable, high yield, large-scale compatible production process
Reach a cost-competitive technology with a low environmental impact
- lay the foundations for gigawatt-scale PV module manufacturing in Europe
- scale up the active area of perovskite/Si tandems from the 1cm2 to industry-relevant dimensions
- develop thin-film deposition processes and equipment
- extend the operational stability of perovskites thanks to in-depth analyses of performance losses
- identify and address the barriers to tandem solar technology’s market introduction
- minimise scaling losses thanks to innovations in used materials and equipment
- establish a robust and competitive European innovation base and PV supply chain
- support Europe in reaching its renewable energy target
- remove any human health or environmental hotspots
To reach its objectives and to generate a wide acceptance of tandem solar cell and module manufacturing in Europe, PEPPERONI combines four clusters.